May 23, 2003

InfoWorld: HP Thailand launches Linux laptop for $450: May 23, 2003: By : End-user Hardware

InfoWorld: HP Thailand launches Linux laptop for $450: May 23, 2003: By : End-user Hardware Bryan Ma, senior research manager with IDC for the Asia-Pacific region, said that the PCs could pose a threat to Microsoft for two reasons. HP's decision to preload Linux, which can be distributed for free, allows customers to avoid the cost of a license for Microsoft's Windows operating system. Additionally, with the rampant amount of piracy in Thailand, users could easily purchase the low-cost PCs and install pirated Windows software on them. So are people buying it because it's cheap and they will pirate a windows on it, or are they gonna give Linux a whirl for real?

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