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: GJ apologists
by irbis on Tue 7th Oct 2008 20:07 UTC in reply to "GJ apologists"
irbis
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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 zone

In multimedia and publishing industry Apple Mac OS X has always been very popular. Many other companies and work places could prefer Apple Macs too if only they were a bit cheaper. Besides, many PC gamers could disagree too if they were said that they'd better run Macs instead of Windows PCs.

As to Linux belonging on geeks' machines only, that may be quite true still, especially among home users. Maybe Unix and Linux will stay as suitable desktop operating systems only for relatively advanced users? (Not necessarily a bad thing, by the way.) But that doesn't rule out the possibility that they couldn't - gradually and slowly though - become more popular in work and office environments too, where competent IT support is available, and when there is no need for some software not (yet) available for Linux or Unix.

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