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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by Adurbe on Tue 7th Oct 2008 12:00 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

Windows is Windows
OSX is OSX
Linux is Ubuntu, SUSE, Mandrivia, Redhat, Slackware etc

People arnt givent the chance to 'learn linux' as each kind is different. Different to the point of being incompatible with one another but, even worse, they look and act differently! (kde, gnome fluxbox etc)

Now, before I get the inevitable 'its all about freedom and choice' argument;

most people dont care...

Blunt, but true. I have worked in support for windows systems. This is the OS they everyone has grown up with, yet still its a struggle to setup email! 'Linux' is just to different and you cant just turn to the person sitting next to you for help like you can with windows and to a lesser extent, macs

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