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[FW: Some questions for an editorial piece on Neowin.net]

Hello Marketing team,

We received the following inquiry, and I thought this was a good
opportunity to practice some of the "open marketing" concepts.  Are
there any folks on the list who would like to formulate answers to the
questions here?

To frame the answers I would suggest some of the following key points:

* We don't "compete" with other Linux distributions; we advance free
  software in cooperation with upstream in a way that benefits

* Windows 7 is (presumably) aimed at an extremely large audience, much
  of which falls outside our target audience of free software
  enthusiasts, developers, and remixers.  Nevertheless, the stability
  and features in Fedora are loved by millions.

* Features are found on the wiki Feature List.

* We have lots of desktop features for ease of use that do not get in
  users' way and help people get things done quickly, securely, and
  with respect for users' freedom.

OK, with that I open the floor! :-)


----- Forwarded message from Matthew Hopson <redacted> -----

Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:49:39 +0000
From: Matthew Hopson <redacted>
To: press fedoraproject org
Subject: Some questions for an editorial piece on Neowin.net

I am on the news staff at Neowin.net, a technology site with a large
community of over 800,000 members as well as our own Linux distro (Shift

I am going to be writing a comparison editorial piece about Ubuntu 8.10 and
the upcoming Fedora 10 and openSuse 11.1, to appear on the front page of
Neowin.net. Basically I will be installing each of the distros, doing a
quick review with things I like and dislike, and also a section on how each
aims to compete with Windows 7. I was wondering if a member of the
development team would be able to answer the following questions as I know
our members would be extremely interested to hear of anything new about your
Linux distro.

Can you tell me what new features users could see in the next release,
Fedora 11?

Microsoft is currently aiming for a 2009 Holiday release for Windows 7 and
it has been said their main rival now is Linux. Are there any concerns about
how Fedora can compete with Windows 7 in the future and can you give any
hints as to what features you hope to include to rival Windows?

One of the reasons behind the popularity of Ubuntu, Fedora and openSuse is
their improved ease-of-use, howeverLinux as a whole is still criticized for
being too "techie/geeky". What else is being done to further improve the
usability and ease-of-use of Fedora in the future?

I look forward to hearing from you and thank-you, in advance, for taking the
Matthew Hopson
News Staff

----- End forwarded message -----

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