MuyCanal our colleagues say, are more than familiar Microsoft agreements with manufacturers to be in computers. However, rarely speaks of Linux , the free operating system par excellence. Just about the difficulties of included in the market this software, says the study of the Portuguese Association of Business of Open Source.
a PDF entitled “The oligopoly retailers laptops: the unknown digital divide,” the association said the problems facing the retail to sell computers with Linux operating system built . In fact, the study grew out of another report which detailed sales experience with packages that include Linux preinstalled.The main difficulty
this study is evidence to the filter imposed by retail settings . Manufacturers do not want to go to market innovative products that can compete with best prices. Indeed, perhaps this is the main advantages of Linux : the price that is opposed to the license fee for Windows or Mac OS X.
also Windows or Mac OS X is not just a paid software. Beyond that, behind the Microsoft operating system there is a universe of programs -antivirus or office suite-configured to sell and still make money. However, in Linux many of them are free and that the profit margin does not exist.
study suggests other reasons that are barriers to the advancement of Linux in this field, and you can get all the data in the original story in MuyCanal .
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