Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Aug 2009 23:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems I think we can finally put a certain myth to rest that's been circling around the web for a while now. Microsoft often claimed that netbooks running Linux saw higher return rates than those running Windows, but according to Dell, this is utter nonsense.
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RE[4]: ummm
by hobgoblin on Thu 13th Aug 2009 09:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ummm"
hobgoblin
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2005-07-06

the big diff is that netherlands do not use english as primary language.

that is, its not about the language on the machine itself, but support and manuals provided. all that has to be prepped for non-english speakers, if dell hopes to sell it outside of the techs that at least read and write english near fluently...

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RE[5]: ummm
by dmantione on Thu 13th Aug 2009 09:28 in reply to "RE[4]: ummm"
dmantione Member since:
2005-07-06

Dell some but very few manuals in Dutch language, many products ship with English manuals. The operating system on machines shipped is a Dutch language version though, so some product customization needs to be done. However, Linux is much more friendly with this than Windows, since the language of the operating system can be switched without reinstallation.

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RE[5]: ummm
by toinef on Thu 13th Aug 2009 17:29 in reply to "RE[4]: ummm"
toinef Member since:
2009-08-13

well English isn't a primary language, but everybody does speek more or less, so that isn't an issue at all.

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