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11/03/2005 Archived Entry: "Linux for South Korea?"
I have to admire the chutzpah. After Microsoft threatened to pull Windows out of South Korea -- a threat from which they are now backpedalling -- the CEO of Linspire offered to replace it:
"I recently sent a letter to South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun with an offer to license every computer in his nation with Linspire and all the software they'll need for basic desktop and laptop use for only US$5 million. Considering Microsoft posted sales of US$224 million in Korea for 2004 (which, by the way, was less than 1 percent of Microsoft's total global revenue of $37 billion), South Korea could save around a quarter of a billion dollars."