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]: GJ apologists
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Oct 2008 00:30 UTC in reply to "RE: GJ apologists"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

Why are the Windows machines being returned? Maybe because XP Home doesn't connect to business networks? What other reason could there be?


Maybe these particular netbook machines would get returned, also?

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/100708-asus-reports-virus-loa...

This report suffers from the common media misdirection in trying to conflate the virus problem with the machines, rather than with the OS that is installed on the machine ... but references to "D drive" and to "recycled.exe" rather give it away, don't they?

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