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 tjolley on Thu 9th Apr 2009 17:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jpobst"
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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.

If the same hardware configuration was available with both OS's on a given product, I'd agree, but that is not the case. If both the Linux and Windows version of a Netbook was available at retail outlets, side by side, I'd buy the argument. But it is not that way.

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