[ubuntu-uk] BBC Vista Coverage

Llywelyn Owen linux at spamtracker.co.uk
Thu Feb 1 21:55:00 GMT 2007

If a shop sells a desktop Linux PCs they'll lose a lot of the after
sales market, no AV/firewall/security sales, no office productivity
sales, no OS upgrade sales, you may not even go back for a new PC as
often let alone for some of their peripheral devices which may not
have drivers. Same with magazines such as Computer Shopper - only lip
service to OSS since they would lose even more advertisers and free
hard/software to test.

My biggest fear is of Linux/FOSS being promoted unintentionally by a
celebrity user (think Twiggy and the Mini) and our community bring
unprepared for the cries for help.


Llywelyn Owen

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