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Re: Clinging to Microsoft (was Re: [opensuse] Why openSUSE is less popular than Ubuntu?)
LinuxIsOne wrote:
Yes but the amazing fact is that still MS owns the market to a much
level, that is for sure their marketing despite of the fact that Linux
is good in all aspects, isn't it?

Take a look at their history, including how they used forced bundling, extortion, much higher prices for non-exclusive use etc. to force market share. Windows is generally not sold to end users. It comes with most computers, denying consumers the right to say no. Micros~1 has various means to coerce computer manufacturers to use Windows to the exclusion of others. They have lost in court on this a few times, yet they keep on doing it.

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