Re: Linux has a long way to go before it becomes the major OS

From: Christopher Browne (
Date: 02/09/04

Date: 9 Feb 2004 14:01:41 GMT

Clinging to sanity, sy_nttvr@gurcragntba.pbz (I R A Darth Aggie) mumbled into her beard:
> On 9 Feb 2004 04:23:56 GMT,
> William Park <>, in
> <c0720r$14345t$> wrote:
>>+ I suspect Microsoft is waiting for others to commit their companies on
>>+ Linux platform. Then, Microsoft will come in and clean them up. "Kill
>>+ many birds with one stone." There is nothing to prevent Microsoft from
>>+ selling Linux OS. They will lose revenue from Windows sale, but they
>>+ can raise MS-Office price proportionately.
> Double the price of Office? MS has exactly two divisions making money
> (hand over fist): the Operating Systems group, and Office. Everyone
> else - Xbox, MSN, blah blah blah are losing money.

The pricing of MS Office on MacOS is pretty impressive; it's quite
likely that Microsoft makes more money off of the typical Mac purchase
than Apple does... It would _certainly_ be the case that they would
make more money off of a Linux sale than Torvalds does...

"A crafty and lecherous old hypocrite whose very statue seems to gloat
on the wenches as they walk the States House Yard."
-- William Cobbett on Benjamin Franklin

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