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[2]: Comment by risbac
by polaris20 on Tue 7th Oct 2008 20:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by risbac"
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If you want Linux to succeed on netbooks, manufacturers need to get their act together and boldly advertise that Linux is NOT Windows and that it's better because of x, y, z, etc. Otherwise, you'll just end up with the situation we're currently in.

But but but......surely you can't be suggesting that they MARKET Linux, are you?

I mean, that might differentiate the OS from Windows and OSX to the general public at large, causing people to be interested in it. ;)

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