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Re: Getting people into Linux



On Wednesday 03 January 2007 19:27, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> Primarily, since they haven't heard of it, they don't trust it. No
> matter how many virtues you point out about something, if someone
> hasn't heard it mentioned in the newspaper, on TV, by a celebrity, by
> their friends, etc. they are not going to adopt it. The majority of

I am of exactly the same opinion. What Linux lacks is advertising. If it were 
to become comparably popular on the desktop to Windows and the Mac I am sure 
comparable support from hardware manufacturers would quickly follow.

What we need IMHO is either a millionaire or two on this list prepared to fund 
some advertising, or an advertising fund contributed to by list members or 
anybody else. Personally I don't seem to have sufficient time available to me 
to contribute very much to the distribution itself although I did do a little 
documentation a while back, but I would be more than happy to contribute a 
few pounds to an advertising budget.

Unfortunately my lotto numbers have not yet matched the draw. My best so far 
was 5/6 balls. :-(

Dave F

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person in the world to use his products, even though perfectly good software 
is given away completely free of charge by the open source community! I can't 
understand it either.

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