[ubuntu-uk] BBC Vista Coverage

Roberto Sarrionandia rbs.tito at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 30 21:01:45 GMT 2007

Though this is probably true it should not discourage members from
Marketing Linux has a 'snowball' effect, more users == faster expansion

On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 20:43 +0000, Benjamin Webb wrote:
> On 30/01/07, John McCourt <steekyjim at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > No offense, but Linux is not gonna have any chance at
> > competing with the marketing drive of Microsoft over
> > the next few months. Vista is the BIG thing in the IT
> > world at the moment getting all the attention and
> > until the novelty wears off  and that blows over it
> > will stay the big thing. The press simply wont be
> > interested in little Linux when the big guns are
> > making a new release.
> Your're probably right. Microsoft will be taking the spotlight.
> > linux
> > doesn't really have much of an advertising campaign
> > and isn't visible on too many popular sites in the
> > form of banners or mentions and because of this Linux
> > is largely going unheard, unseen and unnoticed on most
> > major sites and tv stations. Vista and Mac are both
> > being advertised regularly on the most popular sites
> > on the world.
> However, we ought to try to make people more aware that they don't
> need to use this propietary software. IMO, there should be some
> campaign to try to show people that Linux can be a viable alternative
> to Windows Vista. No matter how small the effect, it will be worth the
> effort, even if just to say we did not stand by and let microsoft
> create a monopoly.
> --Ben Webb

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