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Re: Dell: Linux returns a "non-issue"

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Friday 14 August 2009 21:51 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> High Plains Thumper on Friday:
>>> Phil Da Lick! wrote:
>>>> http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/350767/dell-linux-returns-a-non-issue
>>> [quote] "We are not seeing any technical reasons for why
>>> they are returning Linux machines so...we don't see a
>>> significant difference between the return rate for Windows
>>> versus the rate for Linux. We've been quite pleased with the
>>> stability and technical soundness of the Linux machines,"
>>> Finch claimed, according to a report in The Register.
>>> The comments fly in the face of claims made by Microsoft's
>>> chief operating officer Kevin Turner, who told analysts that
>>> returns of Linux-based machines were "like four or five
>>> times higher than what we're seeing on other PCs that have
>>> Windows." [/quote]
>>> Yup, more M$ FUD against Linux, their only true competitor.
>> Turner also accused Linux/FOSS of "fraudulent perception",
>> repeatedly. He played a key role in the anti-Linux patent gig.
>> Kevin Turner was promoted from being a teller at Wal-Mart.
>> He's still a dishonest salesman, just like Ballmer.
>> "Advertisers, Advertisers, Advertisers, FUD, FUD, Slime,
>> Slime, Slime..."
> Kind of sad but not unexpected.  Never saw such a group of
> permitted gangsters operate like this before.  Just like the
> Utah's attorney general stated regarding their letter writing
> campaign using dead person's names, they have no moral
> boundaries, which means they are amoral.

Actually, the US military uses similar AstroTurf tactics and routinely gets

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