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: Try this...
by dagw on Tue 7th Oct 2008 14:34 UTC in reply to "Try this..."
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I know it's only one datapoint, but my girlfriends uncle was talking with me about getting a netbook just a couple of days ago. He's an academic and spends a lot of times in various libraries and archives, and wanted a small light laptop for note taking. Anyway he said he wanted to get one running Linux, because he'd seen one in a store and thought the interface looked easier to use.

Now as to whether he'll actually like it after he buys one is a different question. But at least it shows that some people are interested in new and easier to use interfaces, and are willing to give Linux a shot in hopes of getting that.

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