Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Apr 2009 14:28 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has struck back at claims made by Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc about Windows' success in netbooks compared to Linux. Most of the claims made by LeBlanc are refuted quite accurately by Canonical's Chris Kenyon in a blog post titled "Microsoft, FUD and the netbook market".
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RE[3]: Comment by jpobst
by Calipso on Thu 9th Apr 2009 15:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jpobst"
Calipso
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Given that netbooks are available in both Windows and Linux varieties, I find it hard to believe that a significant number of people would buy the Windows one over the Linux one so they could wipe it


I hear it's actually difficult for some to actually find the Linux versions of a particular netbook. Stores will only have the Windows version even though the manufacturer makes a Linux version as well. So the idea that people buy the Windows version and replace it with Linux, may not be so far fetched.

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