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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Simple fact
by SlackerJack on Tue 7th Oct 2008 11:50 UTC
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It's growing pains of products like Linux distros making them self known in the market, if it had even 10% of the market then it would be easier.

People can like Linux distros that come with their laptop, but if they are so used to working their way(no matter how bad) then thats it, people will actually put up with the bad than change.

What doesn't help is the fact that Linux preloaded distros dont get marketed nothing like Windows or OSX (Apple laptops) so people have no clue what to expect. Good marketing warms people to the idea of your product no matter how different even before they buy it or test it, this is not happening with Linux preloaded/OEM's

Edited 2008-10-07 11:53 UTC

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