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Dell: High Linux Netbook Returns a Myth

Article Source LinuxDevices
August 13, 2009, 2:48 pm

At this week's OpenSource World, a Dell executive reportedly said the company's Linux netbook returns are roughly equivalent to those for Windows-based netbooks. The remarks were in response to Microsoft's COO Kevin Turner, who gave a recent speech claiming Linux netbook returns were four or five times higher.

At OpenSource World (formerly LinuxWorld) in San Francisco this week, Todd Finch, Dell senior product marketing manager, decided to set the record straight on return rates for Dell's Linux-based Inspiron Mini netbooks, writes Gavin Clarke in The Register. Saying Linux return rates were a "non-issue," Finch is quoted as saying that Microsoft was "making something of nothing..."

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