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Re: [vox] News: Linspire and Micro Center Announce Expanded DesktopLinux Offerings In Response to Customer Demand
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Re: [vox] News: Linspire and Micro Center Announce Expanded DesktopLinux Offerings In Response to Customer Demand

On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 04:41:20PM -0700, Rod Roark wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 May 2005 04:21 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> >   "The partnership follows recent market research reports that
> > predict revenues from desktop Linux PCs will grow to $10 billion by
> > 2008. In addition, internal surveys by Micro Center reveal that
> > more than 75 percent of its customers have an interest in running a
> > Linux-based operating system."
> 75 percent??  That would be astounding if true.

Admittedly, I'm not familiar with Micro Center, so I'm not sure what
their 'average customer' would be, or where they got that 75% number from.
(Did they do a survey or poll?  Or simply take a note every time someone
asked about Linux.  Was it in the store?  On the phone?  Both?) :^)

> On the other hand, with McAffee and the like jumping in your
> face every time you boot up your new Windows PC, perhaps the
> mainstream is finally catching on that there oughta be a
> better way.

Indeed. :)  There definitely seems to be a general knowledge out there
these days that "there's an alternative called Linux".  In the few years
LUGOD's been around, the change has been noticable at Demos and events
like WEF.

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