On 6/30/15, 7:45 PM, in article 2vIkx.11854$ firstname.lastname@example.org, "Wildman"
Depends on how you are defining the market. If you look up the phrase "open
source market" you will see many use it as I did: to mean how it does in the
"free market" - how many people use a product (or what percent).
You not only are pushing a semantic argument, and not one based on reasoning
or logic, you are doing so while apparently not knowing the actual meaning
of the word market as it was used:
A demand for a particular commodity or service:
demand for a particular product or commodity
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That doesn't mean it can't reduce sales of products in the market which are
I acquire/build machines without an OS and install Linux in the main. That
is a number of copies of MS Windows not sold.
Brian Reay wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
Copies not sold, maybe, but what about license? Does the vendor still do
the volume deal in order to get "cheaper" Windows licenses?
Or is that "proprietary information", sealed under a "non-disclousre deal"?
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No idea, sorry.
I either build machines from parts or use 'road kill' which come with no
OS- one of the beauties of Linux is it runs so well on older, lower spec,
machines. Plus I like tinkering. The exception is laptops, where I tend to
buy new or at least 'repurpose' from within the family. For example, my
youngest wanted a MacBook as a graduation present so her Windows 8 machine
(which she hates) will almost certainly end up with Linux on it.
Having said that, she recently used my Linux machine for something (I
talked her through it over the phone) she needed to do urgently and it was
her first experience of Linux. She commented how straight forward it was to
use etc. I can see that, while her 'old' laptop will almost certainly end
up with Linux on it, it won't be on my lap.
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