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[3]: Comment by risbac
by aldeck on Tue 7th Oct 2008 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by risbac"
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Sad to say but it would suffice to put on Windows-like themes and icons and those people would'nt have a clue they are running another OS.

Or maybe those people are not dumb? Maybe they just tried to do something a bit advanced and had real problems? Why is it so hard to say that linux is not the best OS ever and might need some enhancements here and there?

Honestly, thinking that people don't like linux (desktop) because they don't recognize the theme is just ignoring the problems (if not insulting).

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