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]: Doh! moment later on
by darknexus on Tue 7th Oct 2008 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Doh! moment later on"
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You missed my point... deliberately, I suspect, if past comments of yours are any indication. My point is not that Linux has viruses now, my point was that one of the main reasons for that is it not being a big enough target. naturally you could pop in a Knoppix CD and rescue your system, and you could do that even if Linux was targeted for a Virus. And why would that be? Because a Windows virus couldn't target Linux, and a Linux virus wouldn't affect Windows. The only exception would be if it was a software exploit of a service that is running on both systems.
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But why am I bothering to explain this to you? If your reading comprehension level is low enough that you missed the point of my last comment, or your so locked into your one viewpoint that you deliberately misread it, clearly I can talk until I'm blue in the face and write until my fingers fall off... and it will make no difference at all. I am sick of the zealotry that I see towards Linux. It is not the end-all-be-all, and believe it or not, some users may not want it. It does have faults, and is not immune to malware by some act of the supernatural.
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I'd love to see Linux succeed commercially, as competition is only a good thing and never a bad one. But the more people hype Linux up to be what it currently is not, the further away it is pushed from being widely accepted.

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