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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Asking the wrong questions
by Howie S on Sat 11th Oct 2008 02:43 UTC
Howie S
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2005-07-14

The question we should be asking is 'Why did the linux on the EeePC succeed while linux on Wind failed?"

My answer would be that Xandros developed a custom linux version tailored for the EeePC, such that the EeePC was essentially a *device*. People aren't so intimidated learning a new device. Heck, people get used to their cellphones in no time at all.

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