Selling Linux to Windows Users

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Tue Dec 9 13:45:29 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/12/9 Gilles Gravier <gilles at>:
>> - Don't pay $300 for your OS. Fine. But NetBSD is free also. OpenSolaris
>> is free also. Most people get their OS with their machine. 
    The people you can sell Linux to are those who have watched the Blue 
Screen of Death on Windows just too many times. I like the phrase "Get 
in touch with your IT representative". This has no meaning to 90% of the 
Windows users.

    Most of us have gone to Linux because it works better for us. My 
last Windows boondogal was trying to get WindowsXP on my laptop. It took 
several hours of work and still failed. I got Ubuntu Intrepid loaded and 
running fine on that same laptop.


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