Back in October of last year, MSI mentioned a high return rate for Linux netbooks versus Windows XP-based netbooks. In some cases, up to four times the Windows XP return rate.
That hasn’t been the case with the 8.9″ Dell Inspiron Mini 9 when it comes to Linux. In fact, Dell has been very successful with their Linux-based sales. They’ve also had a low return rate, and it’s even comparable to their Windows XP return rate.
Dell mentions that a big part of their high number of Linux sales is due to the Linux-based Mini 9s having a low price at the entry level – one third of the Mini 9s sold are running Linux (specifically, a distribution based off of Ubuntu).
They attribute their low return rate to communication:
â€œA 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,â€ says Dellâ€™s Jay Pinkert.
Read: LAPTOP Magazine