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 B12 Simon on Thu 9th Apr 2009 15:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jpobst"
B12 Simon
Member since:
2006-11-08

It depends what's available. For many linux fans the lack of "Windows tax" is a bonus, rather than a necessity (i.e. they'll live with the "Windows tax" and install linux over XP if their chosen netbook only comes with Windows).

Of course many people will also install XP over linux, meaning these statistics are pretty meaningless.

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RE[4]: Comment by jpobst
by falcon50 on Thu 9th Apr 2009 16:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by jpobst"
falcon50 Member since:
2009-04-09

Count one more for the install Linux over Windows. I was in the market for a laptop and got one for $300 US with Vista pre-installed. The apparent reason for the deal was that the graphics chip was too slow for Vista. Since I don't really care about fancy graphics and just needed a new laptop. I immediately installed Ubuntu and it works very well. The "Windows tax" got paid but Vista was not even booted up on it much less activated.

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RE[5]: Comment by jpobst
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 9th Apr 2009 16:37 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by jpobst"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Other way around here. Ditched Linux on my A1 in favour of Vista, and later on Windows 7.

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