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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GJ apologists
by google_ninja on Tue 7th Oct 2008 17:43 UTC
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Its nice to see the apologists out in full force. There are two ideas floating around, that if people just try linux they will like it, and that linux is perfectly fine for normal day to day tasks for the average joe.

Now we have a ton of above average techie people going out and buying these pre configured, pre installed machines that are meant as appliance machines for a small subset of tasks, and the linux machines are coming back in droves.

Personally, I am of the opinion that linux belongs on geeks machines and certain classes of servers and nowhere else, that windows belongs in the workplace, and that OSX belongs in the home. It is easy to illustrate the epic failure of each OS outside of those zones, and easy to talk about the strengths of each inside of them.

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