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  1. [News] Linux.com on Making Free Software More Widespread

    Desktop Linux strategies for marketplace success

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    | Local free software organizations need to be able to offer free Linux
    | installation and encourage people to reuse or donate computers that would run
    | poorly with current Windows systems. Certain groups are naturally good
    | targets to recruit and possibly join as recruiters themselves. Decentralist
    | political groups, neighborhood associations, Parent Teacher Associations, and
    | other educational organizations are also intelligent low budget groups.
    | College groups, homeschool groups, agriculture co-ops, churches, and
    | religious groups are all great places to find people who have spare computers
    | to reinvigorate or donate, or would be willing to have a computer set to dual
    | boot. In general, groups that depend on donations or have small budgets are
    | looking for ways to minimize unnecessary costs. Some of their members would
    | likely be radicalized when they learn what little is required to show others
    | how to switch to Linux.
    |
    | Local free software organizations need a quick and easy tool to communicate
    | what the GNU/Linux OS can do. Perhaps the best method would also serve as a
    | means of introduction. An organization could create business cards that
    | provide a brief description of the local Linux group, its Web address, and
    | purpose. The card should be visually impressive and colorful. They can let
    | people know that the card itself was designed with only free software,
    | whether it be OpenOffice.org, gLabels, Inkscape, Scribus, or some combination
    | that anyone could easily get through Linux.
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    http://www.linux.com/feature/134126

    The comments are interesting too. Adoption will start outside the US and the
    English-speaking press, i.e. under everyone's nose. It's already happening.


    Recent:

    Linux Market to Triple by 2012

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    | Analyst firm Research and Markets has just put out a project on Linux-based
    | server and client hardware sales, and is projecting that the market will more
    | than triple between 2007 and 2012. *
    |
    | A market for a platform is not the same as an ecosystem for it, which is much
    | larger in that it includes the cost of people and third-party software and
    | services for the code that runs atop the platform. So the R&M Linux market
    | numbers might seem a little small. In any event, the consultancy pegged the
    | Linux product and services market for Linux running on servers and clients
    | (but not embedded systems) at $2.4 billion in 2007. * *
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    http://www.itjungle.com/tlb/tlb031108-story07.html


    Deploying KDE to 52 million young people

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    | By the end of this year 29,000 labs serving some 32,000,000 students will be
    | fully deployed and in active use.
    |
    | By the end of next year (2009) those numbers will have swelled to 53,000 labs
    | serving some 52,000,000 students.
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    http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2008/04/d...ion-young.html

  2. Re: [News] Linux.com on Making Free Software More Widespread

    On Sun, 04 May 2008 05:55:21 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > Desktop Linux strategies for marketplace success


    Tell it to Redhat who just abandoned the Linux desktop.
    They are smart.
    You are an idiot, Roy Schestowitz.


    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

  3. Re: [News] Linux.com on Making Free Software More Widespread

    Moshe Goldfarb is flatfish (in real life Gary Stewart)

    http://colatrolls.blogspot.com/2008/...arb-troll.html
    http://colatrolls.blogspot.com/2007/...ish-troll.html

    Traits:

    * Nym shifting (see below)
    * Self confessed thief and proud of it
    * Homophobic
    * Racist
    * Habitual liar
    * Frequently cross posts replies to other non-Linux related newsgroups
    * Frequently cross posts articles originally not posted to COLA

  4. Re: [News] Linux.com on Making Free Software More Widespread

    Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    > Desktop Linux strategies for marketplace success


    If ever there was an oxymoron...




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