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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Linux and FreeBSD
by ejmarkow on Thu 9th Oct 2008 07:58 UTC
ejmarkow
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2008-10-09

I'm a strong advocate and user of Arch Linux and FreeBSD, both of which perform faster and are more stable and secure than their Microsoft competitor.

From my desktop user experience, FreeBSD is the fastest performer out there, however, Linux offers more familiar bells and whistles like Flash and Virtualization as host.

The primary culprit preventing both Linux and FreeBSD from eclipsing Microsoft is simply the availability of the most popular software and games that are already readily available for Microsoft. When most people turn on their PC these days, they really would like to see:

Photoshop
Xara Xtreme Pro
AutoCAD
Mathlab
Nero
Corel
Alcohol 120%
Daemon Tools
plus many more apps
and games - games - games...

"Wine" doesn't really cut it. We at the Linux and FreeBSD communities would like to see native running applications and games (or very good open source clones), plain and simple. Give us some of those apps and games, and you will see both Linux and FreeBSD take off.

Edited 2008-10-09 08:06 UTC

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