This week we have seen numerous reports (see here) in the trade press referring to Gartner UK analyst Annette Jump claiming that pre-installing Linux on PCs encourages piracy of Windows.
Open Source Industry Australia(OSIA) earlier today issued a press release in which it challenged the validity of Jump’s findings. “We dispute Jump’s conclusion and her figures. Without a fully specified methodology and a presentation of all the raw numbers and polling methods, these findings are extremely dubious. Additionally, Jump’s logic is problematic at best and farcical at worst.”
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