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Re: Debian retail kit?

On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 03:03:19PM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Friday 10 December 2004 1:53 pm, Ralph Katz wrote:
> > OK, now we've got some focus.  I'd argue that what probably makes your 
> > firm successful and valued by your customers is not the hardware you 
> > deliver, but the competence, expertise and dependability by which you 
> > provide it.  It's important to know what your customer is really 
> > paying  
> > for.  Without this, you're just another dealer of commodity products, 
> > and that's a very tough way to make it.  Most likely, you do more for 
> > your customers than you may know.  Getting a better grip on what kinds 
> > of value and satisfaction you provide will help significantly.
> > Back to your original question in the Subject line,  I think you just 
> > answered it when you said:
> > 
> > > Looking to convert customers to Linux.  We want our customers to 
> have 
> > > the option of having a quality[1] distribution pre-installed or to 
> > > install themselves rather than the standard, lackluster lineup of 
> > > "Windows or nothing."
> > 
> > I don't see how a $10 CD "retail kit" is going to achieve that 
> > objective. 
> Well, if we can suggest something, and we have it to sell it, we're 
> giving them another option...
> That's more or less what we're thinking, too, but for the D-I-Y user, we 
> also want something to be able to sell them other than a bare CD.  
> Something can be said for presentation:  OEM versions of Windows only 
> come with an installation manual strapped to a CD in an envelope, I 
> consider that to be a minimum expectation when buying a copy of an OS.
> > Oh Paul, you may even find a windows firefox CD can whet the appetite 
> > of a particular customer.  Because we know what happens next once 
> > they've seen what's possible with free sw.  

The OpenCD version 2.0 which has most of the software you need in an
attractively packaged format is out right now :)

Look on Slashdot for reviews or google to get to mirror sites.

I wanted to write more - but I haven't the time at 0140 Z

More from me on this thread tomorrow.


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