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[2]: Try this...
by hobgoblin on Tue 7th Oct 2008 15:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Try this..."
hobgoblin
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2005-07-06

academic huh? explains why he even knew linux existed...

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RE[3]: Try this...
by dagw on Tue 7th Oct 2008 15:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Try this..."
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

academic huh? explains why he even knew linux existed...

How does being an cultural anthropologist help you become aware of Linux? He was aware linux existed because he'd seen a laptop running it in a shop and asked the person working there what it was. Trust me, him being an academic does not in any way make him a computer expert.

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RE[4]: Try this...
by hobgoblin on Wed 8th Oct 2008 02:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Try this..."
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

never claimed he was either. just that academic environments seems to get a higher percentage of linux users then average (if there is such a thing).

but then the same can be said of osx to so...

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