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

Kanchana Wickremasinghe 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 
> reality".
> cheers
> brenda

best regards,

Kanchana Wickremasinghe
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