[Linux-aus] Eee PC and Windows - http://www.stuff.co.nz/4439865a28.html

Brenda Aynsley bpa at iss.net.au
Fri Mar 14 04:45:46 EST 2008

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 reality".


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