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Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner recently talked about netbook and claimed that retailers experiencing higher return rates as compare to MS-Windows operating systems:

And the reason that we were able to make so much traction – because this is the first real test of the value of Windows – the reason we were able to make so much traction on this particular space is because we went to retailers and said, “Hey, what are your return rates on these Linux netbooks that you are getting?” And they said, “Oh, gosh, they’re, like, four or five times higher than what we’re seeing on other PCs that have Windows.” I said, “Exactly.” So let’s do the TCO story. Let’s talk to customers. And you can’t find a retailer – I challenge you to find a retailer who wants to sell Linux on these netbooks, because the returns are bad. The customer complaints are bad. And our ability to really showcase the value proposition with Windows has never been greater and was never tested more than it was with this particular product. But we’ve made great progress there, but the up-sell opportunities with Windows 7, because it runs so well on these low-end laptops, is going to be tremendous for us.

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Linux captures the ‘green’ flag, beats Windows 2008 power-saving measures Independent tests show that Red Hat Linux pulls as much as 12% less power than Windows 2008 on identical hardware.

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Soon, the market will be overwhelmed by what I like to call ‘mini me too’ laptops — commodity Asus clones that will drive margins for all players toward zero. There will be no real money to be made in direct sales of cheap mini-notebooks to consumers.

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My new Dell 2707 27″ arrived two days ago. I was using 19″ Viewsonic LCD. New screen was automatically detected by Ubuntu Linux. All I had to do was switch to 1920×1200 screen resolution from old 1440×900. LCD screen is absolutely beautiful and provides sharp clear images. 27″ monitor was the first on my 2008 […]

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Brainstorm is a new web site that will make it easier for users of Ubuntu to suggests ideas for improvements. It appears that idea was inspired by Dell’s Ideastorm. Voting makes it clear which ideas have the most support in the user community and should be given priority. This is really good news for all […]

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This is a good news for all European Linux users. You can now order Dell Laptop preloaded with Ubuntu Linux 7.10. From the Dell blog: Starting today, customers in Germany, United Kingdom, France and now Spain can purchase Ubuntu Linux 7.10 with built-in DVD playback on the XPS 1330n (in addition to the previously-released Inspiron […]

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Finally big blue has announced that it will support and promote OpenOffice.org office suite. These are the same companies once promoted Microsoft product. Dell, HP and IBM will one day force more Linux desktop systems and open source software for all of us: The OpenOffice.org community today announced that IBM will be joining the community […]

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