Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 22:27 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Hardware, Embedded Systems We already introduced Dell's new laptop wonder, the Z600, to you earlier this week. What makes this laptop special is that it contains a small ARM motherboard which runs a special version of openSUSE Linux, allowing for instant access to basic functionality like checking email, browsing the web, and playing multimedia files. What's news, at least for OSNews, is that research from Dell has shown that people spent 70% of their time in the Linux environment.
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Misleading
by TheBashar on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 06:11 UTC
TheBashar
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2005-06-30

"some people spent 70% of their time in the Linux enviornment" absolutely does not mean that "research from Dell has shown that people spent 70% of their time in the Linux environment"

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RE: Misleading
by steogede2 on Tue 6th Oct 2009 18:33 in reply to "Misleading"
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2007-08-17

"some people spent 70% of their time in the Linux enviornment" absolutely does not mean that "research from Dell has shown that people spent 70% of their time in the Linux environment"


It is more than misleading - it is an out and out lie.

Then again, they didn't say "those who most used the Linux environment spent 70% of their time using it". It could be that some that 10% of people used it 70% of the time and 90% used it 99% of the time.

The statement that 'some people spent 70%...' is completely meaningless, it doesn't surprise me that Thom misread it as a statement that actually meant something. It is a fairly natural mistake, our brains expect meaning and tend to see meaning even when it isn't present.

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