OSIA questions Gartner claim on Linux and piracy

Friday, 1 October 2004, 2:21 PM EST

A Gartner statement claiming that pre-installing Linux on PCs encourages piracy of Windows has been challenged by the Open Source Industry Association.

The industry body for open source within Australia said in a statement that if Gartner's conclusion that pre-installing Linux encouraged people to steal copies of Windows were correct, then this "tenuous logic" could be extended by stating that pre-installing Windows in turn must clearly encourage people to pirate application-level software.

By Sam Varghese at The Age.

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