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October 6, 2008

Got Wind?

MSI Wind

MSI Wind laptops have more returned running Linux then Windows…

Well, according to their U.S. Director of Sales Andy Tung he is saying that there are upto 4 times more MSI winds returned that are running Linux then the equivalent Windows XP version.

His suspicions are that:

“People would love to pay $299 or $399 but they don’t know what they get until they open the box. They start playing around with Linux and start realizing that it’s not what they are used to. They don’t want to spend time to learn it so they bring it back to the store.”

What I would like to know is what this is based on, I doubt all of these people return the laptop and get the same but Windows XP version. I suspect that some of them don’t go for an MSI offering at all, and maybe they opt for an ASUS EeePC, who knows but without more information we will never know. It’s a very bad statistic to release without backing it up with other information.

One Comment on “Got Wind?

Tim Bull
October 6, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Does the linux version come with a gui?

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