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    Canocical Responds: Microsoft, FUD and the netbook market

    More here: Canonical disputes Microsoft netbook claims

    I guess the good news is that when the FUD starts flying you know Linux landed a kick where it hurts, otherwise, why would they bother?

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    I dunno, I'd say the 'Windows shift' is real....if for no other
    reason than the last time I went into Best Buy there were NO
    Linux netbooks on display.



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    I was time that someone speaks out!
    The problem is that the MS controls the hardware-industry and the hardware industry damage linux with bad support!

    The best excample is that MS can say how many RAM can have a netbook to get the license for win xp...and that is PUBLIC!
    WHAT THA HELL IS UNPUBLIC-PART???!!!
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    I m sure that MS has special license conditions to companys with no linux support! And why it is so difficult in (nearly) year 2010 to buy hardware without windows!
    Damed Windows-Mafia!
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    Default Re: Microsoft netbook FUD

    On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 16:22:02 +0000, GofBorg wrote:

    > Best Buy


    Well, there's your problem. ;-)

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by GofBorg View Post
    I dunno, I'd say the 'Windows shift' is real....if for no other reason than the last time I went into Best Buy there were NO
    Linux netbooks on display.
    Hmm.
    Now is that because there is no market for them or because they've be excluded from that channel?

    Linux laptops look to phone stores and Web for distribution


    At some point, as more Netbooks are offered, including many with Ubuntu Linux and Android, it’s going to occur to antitrust officials that their failure to gain any retail distribution might be a problem. You think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb_IX View Post
    I m sure that MS has special license conditions to companys with no linux support! And why it is so difficult in (nearly) year 2010 to buy hardware without windows!
    Damed Windows-Mafia!
    That's part of why I build my PC myself (or have my uncle do it)... Choice.

    It's actually surprisingly easy these days - you pretty much can't put things into the wrong plug because they're designed so you can't. Of course it doesn't work for Netbooks or laptops, but for a desktop...

    I did get Vista for this one, because I need to know it (am studying in IT, and Win7 won't be that different to Vista except for the UI) and for my games.
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    >> Best Buy
    >
    > Well, there's your problem. ;-)


    They used to have them...just like they used to have SuSE next to Windows
    displayed on their first isle as you came in the door.
    Somehow, SuSE ended up in a back corner on a high wall shelf. ;-)

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    On Mon, 13 Apr 2009 14:50:02 +0000, GofBorg wrote:

    >>> Best Buy

    >>
    >> Well, there's your problem. ;-)

    >
    > They used to have them...just like they used to have SuSE next to
    > Windows displayed on their first isle as you came in the door. Somehow,
    > SuSE ended up in a back corner on a high wall shelf. ;-)


    I have a problem with a store whose return policy states "if you don't
    have a receipt, you must have stolen the product". Last time I went into
    a Best Buy, it was to exchange a defective DVD for a new copy of the same
    (the disc was cracked and unplayable when I received it). The associate
    said "if you don't have a receipt, we have to assume you stole it."

    A few years earlier, I had a defective CD that I had purchased from them
    - and had the receipt - and the associate refused to take it back saying
    "this disc has been overplayed - you can see the wear on the disc" and
    also refused to exchange it, even with the receipt.

    They stopped receiving my business as a result.

    That's why I said that Best Buy was your problem. ;-)

    Jim

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    > That's why I said that Best Buy was your problem. ;-)


    Understood. Personally I don't shop there either just because
    their computer stuff is higher than what I can get at my local wholesaler.
    I really only go there as a last resort which ends up being a couple times a
    year when I need something in a hurry.

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