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Old 08-14-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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Question Linux Network Similar to MSN Suggestion


Several people I know use MSN for their news/home page and the messenger etc., How about a site called Linux Network with all the General Newscoverage etc., etc., on similar lines ? This will also promote Linux.

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Old 08-14-2005, 06:08 PM   #2
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You mean like:

www.linux.com
www.lwn.net
www.lxer.com
www.slashdot.org

And probably the countless hundreds of other Linux sites that report news, have communities, etc..
 
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Not of this type. I am alreadya way of the sites of the above type.

I mean a Linux Network site that also gives regular news on politics, business, sports etc., etc.,
 
Old 08-14-2005, 06:20 PM   #4
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Not of this type. I am alreadya way of the sites of the above type.

I mean a Linux Network site that also gives regular news on politics, business, sports etc., etc.,
Why? There's already too many of those anyways in my opinion at least. It'd just be another MSNBC or CNN site to me with total crap coverage of total crap news.. well, that's my opinion at least.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 06:25 PM   #5
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Why? There's already too many of those anyways in my opinion at least. It'd just be another MSNBC or CNN site to me with total crap coverage of total crap news.. well, that's my opinion at least.
People who go to such sites also use the search function. This brings in revenue that can be used for OS. Also, this gets more people thinking about Linux.

Vijay
 
Old 08-14-2005, 06:27 PM   #6
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This brings in revenue that can be used for OS.
I would think any revenue by ads and such would help fund the site itself, not the OS that isn't owned by any sole company.

I mean, look how big LQ is here and the ads at times don't cover the cost of all the bills. When the bills can't be paid, it comes out of Jeremy's own pocket.
 
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I would think any revenue by ads and such would help fund the site itself, not the OS that isn't owned by any sole company.

I mean, look how big LQ is here and the ads at times don't cover the cost of all the bills. When the bills can't be paid, it comes out of Jeremy's own pocket.
Some say that there is more money in the search feature. Google is very successful due to this today. Individual ads are a different issue. Revenue generated from such a site can be donated to the major OS Distro Projects. Anyways, this is just a thought.

Vijay
 
Old 08-14-2005, 07:07 PM   #8
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You mean like:

www.linux.com
www.lwn.net
www.lxer.com
www.slashdot.org

And probably the countless hundreds of other Linux sites that report news, have communities, etc..
Speaking of LWN.net: http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/3077/lqbookmark0bt.jpg
 
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Some say that there is more money in the search feature. Google is very successful due to this today. Individual ads are a different issue. Revenue generated from such a site can be donated to the major OS Distro Projects. Anyways, this is just a thought.

Vijay
Well, what are you waiting for then, start up a site and get to work..
 
Old 08-14-2005, 11:36 PM   #10
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QUOTE :: "Several people I know use MSN for their news/home page and the messenger etc., How about a site called Linux Network with all the General Newscoverage etc., etc., on similar lines ? This will also promote Linux.

Reference
www.msn.com
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great idea actually , having a "MSN" for linux will helps in attracting more users of free softwares , it also helps in introducing users of free softwares to better and progressive coverages of information and general knowledge instead of others which are nothing but opinions of themselves ...

just my thoughts ...
 
  


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