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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on the other hand
by Bounty on Thu 9th Apr 2009 17:26 UTC
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"Other Thoughts: I immediately installed eeebuntu on it and it flies. "

There are people out there buying XP netbooks because of hardware choice then installing linux and they're very satisfied. So it does mean that the manufacturers are screwing linux fans by not offering the correct mix of hardware and software.

Problem is a catch 22. Buy XP, creating demand for XP, get less support for linux. I think the HDD v.s. SSD thing at the birth of netbooks screwed linux.

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