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SubjectRe: Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
On Mon, 5 Dec 2005, Brian Gerst wrote:

> The problem with this statement is that Linux users are a drop in the
> bucket of sales for this hardware. Boycotting doesn't cost the vendors
> enough to make them care.

Profit margins in the hardware world are small enough that
1% of the users can have a significant influence...

> And this does nothing for people who are converting over to
> Linux, and didn't buy hardware with that consideration in mind.

Not in the short term, no. But in the long term it may
make a difference.

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