[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 21, Issue 61

Lee Tambiah leetambiah at ossgeeks.co.uk
Wed Jan 31 14:58:53 GMT 2007

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>    1. Re:  BBC Vista Coverage (Benjamin Webb)
>    2. Re:  BBC Vista Coverage (baza)
>    3. Re:  Battle of the Operating Systems (Benjamin Webb)
>    4. Re:  BBC Vista Coverage (Benjamin Webb)
>    5. Re:  BBC Vista Coverage (Roberto Sarrionandia)
>    6. Re:  Battle of the Operating Systems (Robin Menneer)
>    7. Re:  BBC Vista Coverage (Toby Smithe)
>    8. Re:  Battle of the Operating Systems (Benjamin Webb)
>    9. Re:  BBC Vista Coverage (Benjamin Webb)
>   10. Re:  BBC Vista Coverage (Roberto Sarrionandia)
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> Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 20:43:34 +0000
> From: "Benjamin Webb" <bjwebb67 at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] BBC Vista Coverage
> To: "British Ubuntu Talk" <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> 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

Already Exists:- http://badvista.fsf.org/



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