November 13, 2003

Asian first-timers prefer Linux to Windows

Microsoft recent broke its global pricing policy for the Thai market, offering steep discounts in the Royal Kingdom for its Windows and Office
products. From a report at Linux Insider, we learn why.

First-time computer users are flocking to a government-subsidised programme to bring cheap PCs to the public. Although pirate copies of Windows and
Office have a street price as low as $4, the information ministry's scheme of selling PCs loaded with Linux and OpenOffice for $250 is a runaway
success. A million new PC owners will be using Linux within the next few months.



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