Originally Posted by Sazar
Here is another little known fact.
The attrition/return rates on netbooks with Linux is far higher than Microsoft OS's. People buy for the price, most don't know what the hell to do with Linux based os's. User error, yes, but the numbers don't lie.
Also, return rates on netbooks are far higher than any other client LOB.
Microsoft has a declining monopoly on this? Haven't seen it in my space, and I handle a fair amount of business.
Again I bring up TCO when referencing Linux. The TCO is the same or higher overall. Only the up-front costs may be lower.
Are you still clinging on to that old story about Linux Netbook returns that was actually false? I bet Microsoft paid Acer and such OEMs a lot of cash for spreading that amount of FUD.
BTW. Microsoft ships Windows 7 Starter Edition with Netbooks, which is pathetic.