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[4]: Comment by risbac
by r_a_trip on Tue 7th Oct 2008 14:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by risbac"
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Or maybe those people are not dumb? Maybe they just tried to do something a bit advanced and had real problems? Why is it so hard to say that linux is not the best OS ever and might need some enhancements here and there?

Honestly, thinking that people don't like linux (desktop) because they don't recognize the theme is just ignoring the problems (if not insulting).

Linux as a general purpose OS has no more problems than other general purpose OSes. The biggest problem with Netbook Linux is that it is Linux, thus unfamiliar, and the distributions Netbook manufacturers provide seem to be crippled beyond use.

> Anecdotal < Linpus on my Acer One was a P.O.S. > / Anecdotal <

If they could just provide a good solid distribution with working, mainstream repositories and a prominent button for INSTALL SOFTWARE on the "Desktop", Netbook Linux would not be a big issue.

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RE[5]: Comment by risbac
by hobgoblin on Tue 7th Oct 2008 15:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by risbac"
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and the distributions Netbook manufacturers provide seem to be crippled beyond use.

power user (someone that can even open cmd in windows without breaking out into a cold sweat) or aunt tillie use?

i suspect your aiming for the former, not the latter...

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