[Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share

Allen Graham allenggraham at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 14:44:59 UTC 2009


*And is there a business plan that involves making money to pay for
advertising ?*
Allengg

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 6:50 PM, Martin Božič
<martin.bozic at gmail.com>wrote:

> Mozilla had an ad in NYT in 2004 when they released Firefox 1.0, funded
> by donations FF users. I don't know how much did this add to the actual
> usage, but in my country there was no ad and we're supposed to be
> leading one of the leading countries in Europe (in Slovenia above 50%
> users are using FF). I'm still trying to figure how this happened and if
> other software could follow the same path.
>
> The problem with advertising a Linux distribution is that, every 6
> months you get a new release. I think that this would demand an
> advertising model that even proprietary software companies would have
> difficulties to keep up with. Maybe every LTS could be advertised in
> traditional media. The problem is that advertising Ubuntu beyond the
> circle of computer power users would in a consumer blowback as it
> recently occured with MSI Wind netbooks and the epic fail of a student
> with preloaded Ubuntu Dell laptop.
>
> It's not that Linux is not ready for the desktop, users are not ready
> for Linux. And how to make them ready for it is the main question here
> and the first step towards good advertising of Linux.
>
> Martin
>
> Dne 23.01.2009 (pet) ob 16:42 +0000 je houstonbofh zapisal(a):
>
> > jaypmcwilliams wrote:
> >
> > > "How can we begin advertising LINUX on Radio, TV & stores"? Please tell
> > > me & I would be happy to help.
> >
> > The problem is that advertising is expensive.  I will spend the money,
> > but only to promote my business.  If I promote my business, and some of
> > my vendors, I can get co-op money.  There is no Linux co-op money.  What
> > we need is a new "open source" project that does advertising.  If every
> > geek sent in a buck, we could do major national adds.
> >
>
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> Microsoft has a majority market share
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1
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> Status in JAK LINUX: Confirmed
> Status in The OpenOffice.org Suite: Invalid
> Status in Launchpad Translations: Invalid
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> Status in Ubuntu: In Progress
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> Status in "casper" source package in Ubuntu: Invalid
> Status in "djplay" source package in Ubuntu: Invalid
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> Status in The Breezy Badger: Invalid
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> Status in Fluxbuntu: The Lightweight, Productive, Agile OS: Confirmed
> Status in Tilix Linux: New
>
> Bug description:
> Microsoft has a majority market share in the new desktop PC marketplace.
> This is a bug, which Ubuntu is designed to fix.
>
> Non-free software is holding back innovation in the IT industry,
> restricting access to IT to a small part of the world's population and
> limiting the ability of software developers to reach their full potential,
> globally. This bug is widely evident in the PC industry.
>
> Steps to repeat:
>
> 1. Visit a local PC store.
>
> What happens:
> 2. Observe that a majority of PCs for sale have non-free software
> pre-installed.
> 3. Observe very few PCs with Ubuntu and free software pre-installed.
>
> What should happen:
> 1. A majority of the PCs for sale should include only free software like
> Ubuntu.
> 2. Ubuntu should be marketed in a way such that its amazing features and
> benefits would be apparent and known by all.
> 3. The system shall become more and more user friendly as time passes.
>


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