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Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 01:57:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mike Richardson - NYLXS PRESIDENT
To: "Inker, Evan"
Subject: Re: [hangout] PC Makers' Love For Linux Boosts Piracy
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I read this as saying that Microsoft Windows OS users are the Pirates.
On Tue, 25 May 2004, Inker, Evan wrote:
> ** If You want to read the most stupidest BS story to come out yet, please
> continue reading....**
> MOST BUYERS ARE SWITCHING TO PIRATED SOFTWARE
> PC Makers' Love For Linux Boosts Piracy
> PRACHI VERMA
> New Delhi The strategy to piggyback on open source Linux platform by
> branded computer makers - to keep their PC prices lower to compete with
> assembled PCs - is finally paying off.
> However, the rising sales of Linux PCs is indirectly increasing the piracy
> as most of the users resort to loading a pirated version of operating
> systems right after the purchase.
> "To bring the prices down, the PC vendors are offering Linux, a cheaper
> option to Windows. This is a marketing strategy for them, especially in the
> entry level PC market, in order to compete with the assembler PC market,"
> IDC Computing analyst and channels research senior analyst Rishi Ghai told
> eFE. He adds that most of the PC companies like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, HCL
> and Acer, have entered the PC market with Linux-based machines only a year
> Points out a reseller at Nehru Place (New Delhi), who sells HCL,
> Hewlett-Packard and IBM machines, "Open source is a myth. Most of our
> customers convert the Linux OS to Windows by buying a pirated Microsoft
> Windows CD along with the Linux PCs. MNCs are bundling Linux so that they
> can escape the clutches of law."
> The Linux-based or open source-based PCs sold in the fiscal 2002-03 was
> close to 2 per cent of the total PCs sold up from almost zero base in
> 2001-02 and this is only rising, says Manufacturers Association of
> Information Technology (Mait).
> The reason for selling PCs on the Linux platform is quite simple. A Linux
> machine helps a user save over Rs 3,500 when compared to a Windows-based PC.
> "Though there is no account of the conversion rate to Win-dows from Linux
> but my estimate is that it could be as high as 100 per cent," Mait executive
> director Vinnie Mehta said. A saving of a couple of thousand bucks for the
> user has translated into a loss for Windows (OS) proprietor Microsoft, a
> Microsoft official said.
> Acer, a hardware company that sells desktop PCs and notebooks in the
> country, sees the increase in Linux-based machines over the previous year at
> almost as high as 100 per cent. "A Windows-based PC at entry level turns out
> to be Rs 3,500 more expensive than a Linux-based entry level PC," Acer India
> marketing head S Rajendran told eFE.
> According to industry sources, IBM recorded a growth (in its branded Linux
> PCs) of 15 per cent in the quarter ending December 2003 compared to a growth
> of only 3 per cent in the quarter ending March 2003.
> The open-source based IBM PCs turn out to be Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 cheaper
> than a Windows-based IBM PC (with almost the same configuration), a senior
> IBM official said. IBM is also adding more user-friendly applications on its
> open-source based machines.
> "The sale of Linux-based PCs is definitely on the rise but one cannot say
> with certainty whether these users are sticking to Linux or they pick up a
> pirated Windows CD," Mr Mehta said.
> Hewlett-Packard (HP), an early entrant in Linux-based PC market, too sees a
> rising trend in the number of Linux-based PCs sold in the country. "The
> market share of branded PCs is growing and so is the Linux-based PC market
> growing," HP country category manager (Consumer Desktop) P Krishnakumar
> Microsoft, on the other hand, claims that despite all-odds its market share
> in India is intact and growing. It also agrees that grey market for its
> Windows OS has been growing at an equal pace or even faster over the last
> one year or so.
> "The issue here is of piracy. Piracy has been an issue for Microsoft
> especially over the last one-and-a-half year," Microsoft business group
> leader Karthik Padmanabhan said. One way to tackle this issue by Microsoft
> could be to hit the bull's eye: drop the prices of its Windows OS. When
> asked if this could be a possibility, he said, "There are no plans to drop
> the prices of OS."
> URL: http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=59784
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