Linux just a cover for piracy? - Asia Computer Weekly, September 8, 2003
A report it released on Aug 18 said that much of Linuxs
success in Thailand is due to its use as a cover for software piracy.
"Gartner believes that most of the Linux shipments will eventually
have illegal copies of Windows installeda fact that makes
Linuxs seeming dominance of this market somewhat misleading,"
the report stated.
Principal analyst Martin Gilliland, one of the reports authors,
went so far to say that more than 90% of the countrys ICT
PC computers that ship with pre-installed Linux is likely to have
pirate copies of Windows within 30 days of delivery.