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Why Microsoft Windows’ Survival Depends on Piracy

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| So now that half the world has stopped using Windows since there is no more
| piracy, Windows has lost the only advantage it ever had - a dominant market
| leadership. When half the world starts using Linux, for example, then more
| developers will write software for Linux, and so even more people would buy
| it. It might happen that Windows will never recover from this shock (since
| you cannot improve your position unless you improve your position - a
| catch-22 situation).
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http://www.amateureconomists.com/blo...nds-on-piracy/

The tide is turning now.


Recent:

Guess What? Fox News is Responsive to the Linux Community.

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| Mr. Denis also stated that most of the Fox News developers use Ubuntu.
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http://blog.eracc.com/2008/04/28/gue...nux-community/


Vista's big problem: 92 percent of developers ignoring it

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| Such appreciation for history is not likely to warm the ****les of
| Microsoft's heart, especially when Linux is getting lots of love from
| developers (13 percent writing apps for it this year and 15.5 percent in
| 2009).
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-9969231-16.html


Coders Tell Why They're Avoiding Vista

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| Microsoft Corp. undoubtedly wanted to avoid its current predicament. It has
| been publicly talking up features in Vista since 2003 -- half a decade.
|
| But such "overmarketing," as Krasowski calls it, can rebound. Experienced
| developers have become jaded towards the third-party apps Microsoft trots out
| as exemplars of Redmond's latest technology -- "demoware," he calls them --
| that sparkle with flashy animation and video.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...ing_vista.html
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