Linux netbook returns

April 11 2009

I haven’t had the time to properly research the claim that four times as many Linux netbbooks are returned as XP ones, but ever since I first heard it, it struck me as malicious PR. I’ve spoken to a couple of people at large netbook manufacturers who refute it, but never seen the actual figures – a little project for later that one.

Today’s link of the day is on a similar subject.

It’s a good example of where citizen journalism falls down. Slashdot reruns the returns story repeatedly and unquestioningly. Today, for example.

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