Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Aug 2009 23:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems I think we can finally put a certain myth to rest that's been circling around the web for a while now. Microsoft often claimed that netbooks running Linux saw higher return rates than those running Windows, but according to Dell, this is utter nonsense.
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RE[2]: Huh?
by frajo on Thu 13th Aug 2009 20:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Huh?"
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Many people don't understand what an operating system is or what it does. My parents thought Windows was an intrinsic part of the computer, they didn't realize that it was just software, like the applications they use, and that it could be replaced -- or that the thing that you replaced it with wouldn't do exactly the same thing.

Exactly. When I still was reading Windows manuals (long time ago) I was always astonished that they never used the term "operating system". It was always "Windows" instead. Their customers don't like to be confronted with unknown vocabulary and MS takes care of that.

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