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Dell says that a large portion of its Mini 9 Netbooks are sold with Ubuntu

Netbooks are very popular today with much of the computer industry's growth coming from the segment. Netbooks typically come with Linux or Windows XP as operating system choices. Return rates for netbooks running Linux are reportedly significantly higher than return rates on XP netbooks, but Dell says that isn’t the case with its offerings.

Laptop Magazine reports that Dell's return rates on its Ubuntu-based Mini 9 netbook are comparable to the return rates on its XP based Mini 9, which are in turn described as "very low".

Jay Pinkert from Dell told Laptop, "A third of our Mini 9 mix is Linux, which is well above the standard attach rate for other systems that offer Linux. We have done a very good job explaining to folks what Linux is."

Dell also attributes its low price on the Linux-based Mini 9 as a reason for the large amount of sales. Dell's John New said, "Our focus has been making sure that before the order is taken is that the customer knows what he is getting."

Laptop figures that another reason for the popularity of the Ubuntu Mini 9 is the slick GUI that Dell has developed for the operating system, which makes using the Windows XP alternative easier for consumers to use. Many also wonder if some users might simply be taking advantage of the lower prices Ubuntu system and then installing their own existing copies of XP onto the machine.

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By wordsworm on 2/25/2009 7:41:06 AM , Rating: 2
Did you make up the pronunciation and definition all by yourself?

I know a lot of people who buy OS-less machines only to install MS Pirate XP themselves. This isn't conjecture - not by your definition nor by the various dictionaries that I consulted to confirm that both your pronunciation guide and definition were erroneous.

RE: .
By theapparition on 2/25/2009 7:53:52 AM , Rating: 2
From the Meriam Webster's dictionary.


RE: .
By mondo1234 on 2/25/2009 12:05:26 PM , Rating: 2
Did you make up the pronunciation and definition all by your self?

No. Please see my reply to sprockkets. The "conjecture" has more to do with the authors unsupported statement that was quoted.

Heres the (erroneous)link:

I didn't know how to rotate the "e" - sue me.
Next time, I will use a dictionary that is creditable [sarcasm].
You are correct though, piracy is not the same as conjecture.

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