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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Doh! moment later on
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Oct 2008 12:13 UTC
lemur2
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Later on, when these machines have been selling for a while, and the Linux variants are common enough that those who are returning them now will see someone else using one ... then will come the Doh! moment.

"You mean it has all that software already installed ... nothing more to pay ... and you click on menus and toolbars exactly the same as for Windows ... except that it doesn't get viruses ... and it lets you browse and download heaps of extra software?

... Oh my.

I had one and I gave it back!

And now my Windows XP Home replacement machine doesn't log on to the company network, my machine is full of rubbish, spam and malware, and I have to pay once again for my anti-virus subscription.

Doh!"

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