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
> > > the option of having a quality 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.