Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Jan 2005 17:22 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews OSNews "sat down" with Linspire CEO Michael Robertson for a Q&A about his company's efforts as the banner-carrier for Linux-on-the-desktop. We discussed the upcoming Linux Desktop Summit in San Diego and the perceptions and realities of the obstacles to widespread desktop Linux use. Linspire also extended a special offer to OSNews readers: a free download of Linspire and a 30 day CNR subscription, so put yourself in Granny's shoes (not literally, please) and give it a try. Correction: The free offer expires on January 15.
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RE: Thanks for the comments...
by Dogacan Guney on Tue 4th Jan 2005 19:38 UTC

The main selling point of Linspire seems to be "If you can do the same in another environment, then choose the cheaper one!"

Obviously, I know nothing about marketing, but this question comes to mind:
But what if Windows goes free/(cheaper than linux) in some time in the future?

If desktoplinux is marketed like that...Will rich ppl ever try linux:)?

Shouldn't we advertise linux as "better, faster, more secure..etc.." and not as "well....it's so so....but it's cheaper!"