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This is great news for open source software and country like India where price factor plays major purchase decision.

The Hindu India's National Newspaper reports that:

Most serious players in the computers market expect two dominant operating systems -- Microsoft Windows and Linux. Accordingly, computer makers such as IBM, Dell, HP and, of course, the Taiwanese computer exporter Acer are not really taking sides, happy to sell whatever the customer wants.

Indeed, with Linux consistently bettering market expectations, these large firms are offering more choice and lower prices, not just in the server market, but also on laptops. And laptops pre-loaded with Linux operating system are gaining in popularity among Indian customers as well.

=> Read more at the hindu.com.