Because everyone in corporate IT wants to marshal the forces of FOSS every time some functionality found in a stock install of $MS_PRODUCT is non-existant in $FOSS_PRODUCT.
While you have a point, the FOSS world would do better to have useful functionality in place before the world asks for it. To be truly successful, FOSS needs to be ahead of what the proprietary world is doing, not implementing some idea that somebody else invented.
In some projects, this definitely is the case. For instance, Dolphin file manager is pretty damn good, while Finder and Windows Explorer feel like toys.
In others, work needs to be done. Is the email client a truly finished product? Can nothing be improved upon? I've used Thunderbird for the past 8 or so years, and while it works quite nicely, surely more could be done.
Going back to the cited source, there is no mention of a particular study either way, though that speculation does pass the laugh test. After all, Gaza and the West Bank are supposed to be Palestine.
Also going back to that source, only 17% of the population of the West Bank is Jewish, and 8% Chrisitian. Responding to the GP's assertion that literacy is near 0% for Arabs, even if they have 100% literacy rates in the Jewish and Christian communities (which is quite likely) the math doesn't work out. You can't have 3/4 the West Bank population illiterate and 25% literate and have 92% literacy overall. Adding in the fact that 99% of the population in Gaza is Muslim makes the assertion even more ridiculous.
My main point is that using unrealistic numbers pulled out of your ass doesn't win arguments. I chose to use the CIA's numbers because they're relatively neutral, if not somewhat biased against the Palestinian population.
do you realize that, in moslem countries, the literacy rate is so low its almost non-existant?
Erm, sorry, that's just bullshit: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2103.html
Even the Gaza Strip has a 92% literacy rate. Not even close to non-existant.