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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RE: Canonical
by FooBarWidget on Tue 7th Oct 2008 12:24 UTC in reply to "Canonical"
FooBarWidget
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2005-11-11

Canonical, the company who spends a lot of time in improving Linux's desktop viability. You know, to fix the things that cause people to make statements like "linux is still too hard and/or unintuitive". Software isn't only about code, it's also about presentation, marketing, aesthetics, community, support, etc.

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RE[2]: Canonical
by optevo on Tue 7th Oct 2008 12:34 in reply to "RE: Canonical"
optevo Member since:
2007-06-04

Canonical, the company who spends a lot of time in improving Linux's desktop viability. You know, to fix the things that cause people to make statements like "linux is still too hard and/or unintuitive". Software isn't only about code, it's also about presentation, marketing, aesthetics, community, support, etc.


aesthetics? as in like making everything poo-y brown ;)

(BTW, I know what you're saying and in general I do agree - but the default theme... hmmm)

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RE[2]: Canonical
by collinm on Tue 7th Oct 2008 13:06 in reply to "RE: Canonical"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

you mean theses thing then mandriva, suse, xandros.... done before this compagny started?

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RE[3]: Canonical
by FooBarWidget on Tue 7th Oct 2008 13:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Canonical"
FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

you mean theses thing then mandriva, suse, xandros.... done before this compagny started?


And how popular are these distros again compared to Ubuntu? The importance of desktop work is only measured by its effect; if it's not effective then it's worthless. You can be delusional all you want, but it's still a fact that Canonical managed to gain much more market share. And for a good reason. As long as there are people like you around who keep denying things like this, Linux will never succeed on the desktop. Stop being emotionally attached to Mandriva/SuSE/Xandros and start seeing that Canonical managed to do things none of them have succeeded in, namely greater desktop acceptance of Linux.

Edited 2008-10-07 14:06 UTC

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RE[2]: Canonical
by jakesdad on Tue 7th Oct 2008 23:10 in reply to "RE: Canonical"
jakesdad Member since:
2005-12-28

Canonical. The company that uses everyones stuff and tweaks it but tends to not release fixes back upstream.

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RE[3]: Canonical
by collinm on Wed 8th Oct 2008 05:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Canonical"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

exactely

you should read its interview at the euroconn....

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