moneypolies (was demoncracy)
sequethin at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 08:45:44 PDT 2004
On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 16:39:10 +0200, Allard Welter <allard at quicknet.nl> wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 August 2004 22:23, Björn Lindberg wrote:
> > > Actually I think linux is pretty relevant. Do you think windoze
> > > will charge people in developing countries less because they can
> > > afford less? It's worth a thought - The linux crusades ...
> > Actually, they do -- but only when the developing country is about to
> > adopt Linux.
> I read this last night and thought ha-ha, good joke. After more
> contemplation however this wouldn't surprise me. Were you serious??
It's actually a well known fact that this is part of the MS strategy.
Those are two articles about one lower cost version for asia (slashdot
links in case you want to read comments)
That's an article entitled: Microsoft picks five countries for cheap Windows
Oh and heres an interesting commentary called "How Microsoft Can
Embrace Linux", which though a commentary, speaks about M$ in
Linux has to be more than "free" to compete with Bill. Luckily, it is!
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