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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netbook user thoughts
by buff on Tue 7th Oct 2008 11:49 UTC
buff
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2005-11-12

I have the eee 1000 with XP. I put Ubuntu Nebook Remix on it. It really is a shame that people return the Linux netbooks more. Linux works great on these devices. People are expecting that a PC netbook will come with Windows and probably don't think too much about it until they try and seach for Office and run into OpenOffice.

It reminds me of the time I worked briefly as a computer salesperson. A woman asked me if the computer had "Windows." We were a Mac only store and I showed her a Mac runnings OSX. She said, "Oh that runs Windows nicely." I gave up trying to explain the difference and said, "Yes, it does run a kind of Windows nicely." The irony of course is that the Mac with its windowed UI came first before Windows. I can only imagine how difficult it would be to describe how the system is running Gnome desktop on Ubuntu.

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