Dell: Linux v Windows netbook returns a 'non-issue'
Aug 13, 2009, 07:32 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)
""They are making something of nothing," he said of Microsoft's
claims. Finch appeared to be referring to Dell's own netbook
"Dell sells three machines running the Ubuntu Linux distro: the
Atom-based Mini 10v, which can be classed as a netbook, plus the
Inspiron 15n and XPS M1330n that run Core 2 Duo chips.
"The comments came after Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin
Turner recently told his company's annual financial analysts'
meeting that retailers selling Linux-powered netbooks had told him
they are experiencing return rates "like four or five times higher
than what we're seeing on other PCs that have Windows."
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