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 lemur2 on Tue 7th Oct 2008 23:42 UTC in reply to "GJ apologists"
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and the linux machines are coming back in droves.

Where did you get that from?

The return rate for the linux machines is higher than for Windows ... because some purchasers are unfamiliar with Linux and just assumed that their purchase was a Windows machine.

I believe the original quote from MSI was that the return rate for Linux was four times higher than it was for Windows.

OK then ... Linux machines are being returned because the purchaser expected Windows. Understandable.

Why are the Windows machines being returned?

Maybe because XP Home doesn't connect to business networks?

What other reason could there be?

(Warning for MS apologists ... any answer that indicates that the return rate for Windows is insignificant will also reveal that the return rate for Linux is also insignificant ... because of the context of the original quote from MSI. It was stated as a ratio, not as an absolute number).

Edited 2008-10-07 23:45 UTC

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