[Linux-aus] Eee PC and Windows - http://www.stuff.co.nz/4439865a28.html
kanchana at fossmart.net
Fri Mar 14 05:36:09 EST 2008
Thanks for the comments so far. However in the context of Eee PC I don't
think what Alvin had said is correct. I am not talking about home or
office desktop here I am talking about the Eee PC as a consumer
device/appliance. I guess one could argue whether it is really a
consumer device/appliance or a slim Laptop.
If you look at Asus microsite on Eee PC - They not even talk about
having any differences to the way Eee PC is used if you use Windows or
Therefore I feel that writing such statements are unfair and bias
towards one operating system.
Yes I agree "Perception is reality" and helps further when analysts
make such comments.
> Kanchana Wickremasinghe wrote:
>> Have you all seen this.
>> Take a look at the comment by possibly a MS paid Analyst.
>> "A Windows Eee PC is more attractive to buyers because people are
>> just not used to using Linux-based computers," said Alvin Kwock,
>> analyst at JP Morgan.
>> This is rubbsh. My kids 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 uses Ubuntu without having
>> any issue with it. They have used Eee PC with out any issues (LINUX
>> of course). The way Eee PC is created there is no need for someone to
>> understand the underlying OS. Analyst should think about twice before
>> making such comments.
> what you say is true, equally true is what alvin kwock said -"people
> are just not used to using Linux-based computers". There is no
> attempt to say people CANT use linux based computers and indeed as a
> eeepc owner myself I agree, what's hard about using it, absolutely
> nothing. However I agree that given a choice betweeen eeepc/xandros
> and eeepc/winxp even at $80 more, its a no brainer for most people.
> SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT is the issue, sure it really is perception in
> this case, but as someone I know keeps telling me "Perception is
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