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+ - Linux negatively influences sales of netbooks-> 3

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ivoras writes "Interview with MSI's director of U.S. Sales Andy Tung has this interesting snippet: "We have done a lot of studies on the return rates and haven't really talked about it much until now. Our internal research has shown that the return of netbooks is higher than regular notebooks, but the main cause of that is Linux. People would love to pay $299 or $399 but they don't know what they get until they open the box. They start playing around with Linux and start realizing that it's not what they are used to. They don't want to spend time to learn it so they bring it back to the store. The return rate is at least four times higher for Linux netbooks than Windows XP netbooks.""
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Mozilla

+ - FreeBSD Technologies in Firefox 3->

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ivoras
ivoras writes "Mozilla this week released the highly anticipated Firefox 3 browser, with several important features adopted from the FreeBSD project — the memory allocator and the binary diff for patches. Technology from the FreeBSD project has a long history of being used inside other open source projects such as Firefox."
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