Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Feb 2007 22:34 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The 2007 road map for the Ubuntu Linux operating system includes continuing its focus on the desktop, paying more attention to the server and garnering additional corporate support. Speaking at Ubuntu user conference UbuCon at Google's New York complex on Feb. 16, Steve George, director of support and services at Canonical, said, "The view from the Ubuntu side is that Microsoft has too much of the market. We're going to continue rolling out and making Ubuntu easy to use on the desktop and we'll add increased focus on the server this year."
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[Tangent:] Marketing Linux
by Almafeta on Sun 25th Feb 2007 05:24 UTC
Almafeta
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2007-02-22

You know, if it's free, it shouldn't be hard to market at all. It would be almost as nothing to get 'free' Linux CDs in the hands of every person in America... just ask AOL, they do it five or six times per year. Heck, get someone to partner with Wal-Mart or even McDonald's.

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RE: [Tangent:] Marketing Linux
by apoclypse on Sun 25th Feb 2007 06:38 in reply to "[Tangent:] Marketing Linux"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Oh man the last thing we need is a massive shipment of Ubuntu cd's acting as coasters and Frisbees. Ubuntu needs to start putting ads in technical magazines, they already have gotten some amount of marketing due to them getting on a couple of top ten lists here and there. Right now Ubuntu gets a lot of its marketing through word of mouth in terms of average users. Having it pre-installed with all the effects turned on and working properly and having it showcased at major computer stores would be great. i always build my own PCs because i don't want to pay the MS tax on something MS is not going to touch.

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