Comment 1909 for bug 1

In 2013 Mark Shuttleworth marked the bug as resolved in Ubuntu since
Android and ios have created diversity in the market which defeats the
issue despite Ubuntu itself not having a direct hand in the shift. Also,
mentioned in the post was the fact that the desktop os should focus on
creating a better experience for the developer and end user.
On Oct 24, 2015 5:20 PM, "<email address hidden>" <email address hidden> wrote:

> I noticed that it hasn't been mentioned, but Microsoft Windows Mobile
> has failed to take hold of the mobile market.
>
> That is some serious progress on this bug. Devs are realizing that
> Windows is not superior.
>
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> Title:
> Microsoft has a majority market share
>
> Status in Clubdistro:
> Confirmed
> Status in Computer Science Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
> Status in LibreOffice Productivity Suite:
> New
> Status in dylan.NET.Reflection:
> Invalid
> Status in dylan.NET:
> Invalid
> Status in EasyPeasy Overview:
> Invalid
> Status in Ichthux:
> Invalid
> Status in JAK LINUX:
> Invalid
> Status in LibreOffice:
> In Progress
> Status in Linux:
> New
> Status in Linux Mint:
> In Progress
> Status in The Linux OS Project:
> In Progress
> Status in Neobot:
> New
> Status in Novabot:
> New
> Status in OpenOffice:
> In Progress
> Status in Tabuntu:
> Invalid
> Status in Tivion:
> Invalid
> Status in Tv-Player:
> Invalid
> Status in Ubuntu Malaysia LoCo Team:
> In Progress
> Status in Wine:
> Unknown
> Status in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in Arch Linux:
> Confirmed
> Status in Baltix:
> Confirmed
> Status in Debian:
> In Progress
> Status in Fedora:
> Confirmed
> Status in Fluxbuntu:
> Confirmed
> Status in openSUSE:
> In Progress
> Status in Tilix:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> See Mark's closure comment here:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1/comments/1834
> ------
>
> Microsoft has a majority market share in the new desktop PC
> marketplace. This is a bug which Ubuntu and other projects are meant
> to fix. As the philosophy of the Ubuntu Project states, "Our work is
> driven by a belief that software should be free and accessible to
> all."
>
> "Ubuntu software is free. Always was, always will be. Free software
> gives everyone the freedom to use it however they want and share with
> whoever they like. This freedom has huge benefits. At one end of the
> spectrum it enables the Ubuntu community to grow and share its collective
> experience and expertise to continually improve all things Ubuntu. At the
> other, we are able to give access to essential software for those who
> couldn’t otherwise afford it – an advantage that’s keenly felt by
> individuals and organisations all over the world."
> * http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu/our-philosophy
>
> Non-free software leaves users at the mercy of the software owner and
> concentrates control over the technology which powers our society into
> the hands of a few. Additionally, proprietary software stifles
> innovation, maintains artificial scarcities, and enables malicious
> anti-features such as DRM, surveillance, and other monopolistic
> practices.
>
> This bug is widely evident in the PC industry.
>
> Steps to repeat:
>
> 1. Visit a local PC store.
> 2. Attempt to buy a machine without any proprietary software.
>
> What happens:
>
> Almost always, a majority of PCs for sale have Microsoft Windows pre-
> installed. In the rare cases that they come with a GNU/Linux operating
> system or no operating system at all, the drivers and BIOS may be
> proprietary.
>
> What should happen:
>
> A majority of the PCs for sale should include only free software.
>
> * http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
> * http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines
> * http://www.opensource.org/docs/osd
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