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[5]: Comment by aldeck
by FooBarWidget on Tue 7th Oct 2008 14:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by aldeck"
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Dude, do you really need to know my resumé to know how to answer my simple statement? Or you assumed i was a stupid moron that don't want to learn, like the majority that have problems with a linux desktop anyway, right?

How do you know i'm not a Gnome or KDE developer? Because such a dev would never criticize linux?


I don't know. And frankly, I don't care. The thing is, you've spent all this time posting 2 more comments, but you still haven't even said what it is that makes Linux hard or unintuitive.

Your entire post seems to be geared towards creating the feeling that Linux, for some magical and mysterious reason, is and always will be inherently hard to use, mystic, unintuitive and a usability disaster, no matter on what platform or what the vendor does. The kind of feeling that would raise images of black terminals, obscure config files and hardware that wouldn't work even after days of Googling, like people back in 2003 would complain about.

I find this a wee bit suspicious at best, as if it's deliberately said to give Linux a bad name, no matter what the state of the Linux user interfaces are actually in, today. As if there is some kind of hidden agenda. If you don't like being suspected then come up with some specifics.

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