- The computer is about $50 cheaper than the equivalent Windows computer
- The computer's hardware is known to work with Linux
What does this mean? It means no one wants to use Linux on the desktop.
Now, I am aware how Linux fanboys think. Before you try and post the usual "But those statistics are wrong" spiel, other statistics say pretty much the same thing; browser stats at web sites; Loki's failure; etc. If you want to question these statistics, do so with solid evidence showing that more than, oh, 5 percent of desktop users using Linux. And don't waste my time with "Me and my three buddies all use Linux" antecedents. 
So, in my next articles, I will talk about why it is, some 14 years after Linux 1.0 was released it has made no headway on the desktop.
 The volume of Linux computers purchased is still some 40,000 computers purchased per month.
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