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RE: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling

Well, then the problem I think is that people don't get to know what we all already know: That Debian is perhaps the best distro (in general terms). As Paul Wise commented, we need more promotion and more people creating screenshots. At least this would be the easiest and cheapest way to start with helping users discover these features.

Sincerely, Adolfo

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From: paul.is.wise@gmail.com [paul.is.wise@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Paul Wise [pabs@debian.org]
Sent: 22 July 2010 07:09
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number  of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 1:38 AM, Hans-J. Ullrich <hans.ullrich@loop.de> wrote:

> Group 1 can be interested, either when there are Debian (and I mean really
> Debian, not derivates like Ubuntu) preinstalled Computers available. These
> should be easily configurable. A graphical interface (for example in the style
> of webmin) is absolutely necessary. There are a lot of people outside, which
> are NOT gamers, but like internet surfing, need office, e-mail and other stuff.

A couple of netbook models ship with Debian:


> Group 2 IMO can only be motivated, if it will be possible, to prove customers
> and distributors, that a fine installed debian is running much faster than a
> windows system. I imagine, that preconfigured "gaming images" or "-packages"
> might help them.

The Debian games team created goplay to help users discover games in
Debian. Perhaps this needs more promotion and more people creating
screenshots and probably a rewrite to look more flashy.



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