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[3]: Distros
by Adurbe on Tue 7th Oct 2008 14:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Distros"
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I agree

I have recently changed my mothers system from a very old G3 mac to an ubuntu PC and she is now very happy with it, all in all

Banking, email, browsing and IM <-- her needs

In reality the only thing she uses is firefox and pidgin. I sat down with her for an hour explaining what was different and how to do the basics. I get the odd call of 'how do I do such and such' but no more than when she had her mac!

Why linux and not windows? because to her, windows = antivirus and antispam which make the system slow

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