Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Apr 2009 14:28 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has struck back at claims made by Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc about Windows' success in netbooks compared to Linux. Most of the claims made by LeBlanc are refuted quite accurately by Canonical's Chris Kenyon in a blog post titled "Microsoft, FUD and the netbook market".
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RE[3]: Comment by jpobst
by pxa270 on Thu 9th Apr 2009 15:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jpobst"
pxa270
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Given that netbooks are available in both Windows and Linux varieties, I find it hard to believe that a significant number of people would buy the Windows one over the Linux one so they could wipe it and put Linux on it.

It is possible, since many recent models are sold with Windows only (often the Linux configurations, if any, are very hard to find, especially in retail stores).

That said, I've never been convinced by the argument that Linux could be undercounted due to people buying the Windows version to install Linux on their own(inevitably followed by some personal anecdotes). For all we know, there could be just as many people buying the Linux configs to install Windows on their own.

Edited 2009-04-09 15:25 UTC

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