Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Oct 2008 10:27 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Sunday we reported on an interview with an MSI manager, who stated that internal research had shown that the return rate for the Linux version of MSI's Wind netbook was four times as high as that of the Windows XP version. He claimed that the unfamiliarity of people with Linux was the culprit. This claim sparked some serious discussion around the net, but now MSI's statement is being repeated by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.
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RE: Comment by risbac
by evangs on Tue 7th Oct 2008 11:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by risbac"
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People going for OSX know EXACTLY where they are going. They know they are NOT purchasing a PC, but a Mac, you can't really give this argument.

Why do you think Apple spends millions on those I'm a PC, I'm a Mac ad campaigns? While technical people may find those ads annoying, they are very effective in conveying the message that Macs are not PCs to the average consumer.

If you want Linux to succeed on netbooks, manufacturers need to get their act together and boldly advertise that Linux is NOT Windows and that it's better because of x, y, z, etc. Otherwise, you'll just end up with the situation we're currently in.

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