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 B. Janssen on Tue 7th Oct 2008 13:27 UTC
B. Janssen
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Now, that's another marketing guy talking, so let's see what's to read there:
a) We don't know the return rates of netbooks preinstalled with MS Windows.
b) The return rates of netbooks preinstalled with Ubuntu are higher than those with other open source OS.
c) Online retailers are not explicit enough in advertising that the netbook does not run MS Windows.
d) People get something different then they thought they ordered and return it.

Big deal. Note, however, that Carr is not making any claim with regards to the ratio of returns MS Windows:Ubuntu.

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