Guess its not to suprizing. There are a lot out that have Linux on them, but if you walk into Walmart all of the ones there run Windows.
Well vista is a pain in the ass especially if you have a mid spec laptop, 1gb ram 1.6ghz dual core it's not great takes ages to start up and do anything really.
I know you guys are expecting a pro-Linux rant, but I'm not goi... oh, alright:
What about all of the returned netbooks that were pre-loaded with Windows? Are we to assume that everyone returned those due to the OS too?
If someone returns a netbook because of the OS, they obviously had some non-free OS-locked-in software they needed to run and did absolutely no research into the specs of the machine they were buying. It's also extremely likely that they could have done whatever they wanted to do with Linux, but they would prefer to use what they're already familiar with.
There are no statistics available for the number of people that buy and re-format netbooks that have decent hardware, but are only sold with Windows. Microsoft chalks those up in their column as a win, even though they're basically giving away the OS to make the system price-competitive with the Linux equivalent.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
3vi1:There are no statistics available for the number of people that buy and re-format netbooks that have decent hardware, but are only sold with Windows.
1 Here. I am running fedora on mine.
And this is the real reason. Not "superb" M$ products.
As example, Dell sell 30% of it's "mini" with Linux and have similar return rates of XP and Ubuntu.
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