Tuesday, March 15, 2005

India's Launch of Low-Cost Windows Delayed

India's Launch of Low-Cost Windows Delayed
Baltimore Sun, publication date: 15 March 2005
"India is the largest of the five emerging computer markets that Microsoft is targeting with its stripped-down operating system. The company already sells the starter edition in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand and has plans to launch it in Russia.

India has only 16 million computers for more than a billion people, but sales are growing 35 percent each year.

U.S.-based Microsoft enjoys 90 percent market share in India. It hopes that cheaper software will help reduce piracy in a country where only 2 of 10 computers use more expensive licensed software.

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