Marketing Xubuntu

Jason Wee peichieh at
Fri Jun 3 01:33:51 UTC 2011

start by spreading the news to the general public users and also only
consider users which is interested and responded to you. Then held
workshop on xubuntu on what it is and what can it do for users for
daily chores. I think users would want to know which opensource
software can replace the software that they use in windows and you
might want to consider that by teaching through the workshop.


On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 9:24 AM, Charlie Kravetz
<cjk at> wrote:
> I have given marketing a lot of thought. I am by no means an expert in
> marketing, and may need someone to set me straight. However, I am
> hoping to at least get some discussion started.
> How do you market Xubuntu? It is free, it generates no revenue, and it
> must be given away. This seems to present a dilemma.
> How would you market Xubuntu if it were a new product to be sold today?
> Unfortunately, at the present time, the advertising budget is empty.
> But, that does not mean it can not be done.
> I would start by telling people what a great Operating System this is.
> It can replace Microsoft Windows 100% and it won't cost you anything.
> If you would like to use Xubuntu, we will GIVE it to you free. Along
> with Xubuntu, we are going to allow you to install any application
> included free. There are thousands of programs you can use. What's the
> catch? You must tell two (2) people about it.
> I would expect a session about this fantastic operating system given a
> couple of times a year. That could generate a lot of good will, and new
> users for Xubuntu. (That is called UbuntuOpenWeek and Ubuntu User's
> Days)
> What can you do to help market this great OS? Give us your ideas,
> please. What do we need to change to make this the best selling
> distribution available? (Every user we gain "buys" this distribution,
> every user we lose "throws away" this distribution).
> Can you sell this product? We are looking for great Marketing people,
> the position pays *lots* of self-satisfaction. It also provides great
> experience in Open Source marketing.
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