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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 sales.

"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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