Microsoft loses 120,000 customers

in General Discussion edited January 2014
According to The Register, the government of Korea (probably South) has decided to buy 120,000 copies of a korean companies Linux distribution, which includes an MS Office compatible program. 23% of government computers will be switched from away from Windows.

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Here's the press release from the Linux company:

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This is nice. There was news recently on The Register that the city government of Turku, Finland is thinking about moving 3,000 - 5,000 computers to Linux. If a few cities move away it could get the ball rolling. Couple that with Apple winning large deals with schools systems like Henrico County, Virginia and the State of Maine and there really is some resistance and alternatves to Microsoft.


  • Reply 1 of 8
    M$ is losing ground slowly and surely.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    logan calelogan cale Posts: 1,281member
    Slam the door really hard on Microsoft's ass when it finally leaves.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    falconfalcon Posts: 458member
    Hopefully some of it is to Apple.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    eskimoeskimo Posts: 474member
    [quote]Originally posted by Macintosh:

    <strong>M$ is losing ground slowly and surely.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    but not to Apple...
  • Reply 5 of 8
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    So they must have ported Starcraft to Linux, huh?
  • Reply 6 of 8
    There are about 120 million computers sold a year and some more Winows upgrades. 120,000 people using Linux on the desktop my represent 0.1% for the year. That's not bad for just one purchase and it's maybe $20 million less revenues for Microsoft.

    If all of the Korean government moved away and people started using it at home, that would probably put Linux on par with the Mac. There are 60 million people in South Korea and it is relatively wealthy. This is probably 2% of the industrialized world. Microsoft clearly has nowhere to go but down.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    artman @_@artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member
    Adobe is also mulling over whether to stop producing their Asian versions of their software due to piracy...start of a new trend as far as I can see.

    <a href=""; target="_blank">The Register again...</a>
  • Reply 8 of 8
    crusadercrusader Posts: 1,129member
    Yeah I would to if I was adobe, they have to lose millions over there.
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