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Are Linux netbooks really returned more often than Windows models?

Apr 08, 2009, 18:06 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)


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"The first wave of netbooks using the ARM processor is expected to hit the market in the second half of the year, all running a version of Linux -- either the Google Inc.-backed Android, Canonical's Ubuntu distro, or even the Intel Corp.-created Moblin netbook operating system.

"The new wave of ARM netbooks are expected to be cheaper than the $300 to $400 of the cheaper Intel Atom-based netbooks today at about $200, and they are expected to boast longer battery life, as well as instant-on and other smartphone-style features.

"Windows: A familiar desktop friend?

"Microsoft says that Windows dominates -- and will continue to dominate -- netbooks because customers are looking for a familiar, PC-like experience, as well as compatibility with their peripherals and software such as Microsoft Office."

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