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Old 09-11-2004, 09:29 AM   #16
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http://info.linspire.com/LindowsRock/LindowsRock.html

Well kind of an ad
 
Old 09-11-2004, 09:30 AM   #17
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http://www.linspire.com/lindows_mich...ves.php?id=130

http://www.computerworld.com/softwar...,00.html?f=x72
 
Old 11-16-2005, 03:22 PM   #18
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I would love it if Linux distributers did advertise. I hate having people complaining, "I HATE MY COMPUTER, I'M GOING TO SHOOT IT!!!" I hear this so often. "My computer is being gay!!!" Yes, these people are newbies, but still, they would have so many less problems on a great distro of Linux, kind of like Ubuntu, where you don't have to really know what you are doing to get it to work. I wouldn't need to "fix" so many friends' computers. By "fix" I usually mean rid of spyware, viruses, etc. Windows is so exploitable. The only thing that might be bad is if everyone used Linux, the people who exploit Windows might try a lot harder to exploit Linux.

I would love to see more people using Linux.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 03:23 PM   #19
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Limited funds? Different culture?

I expect that we might see some distros advertising more heavily later on down the road..
 
Old 11-16-2005, 03:57 PM   #20
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RE:

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Originally posted by sether
why don't harvard and yale advertise? devry and itt tech advertise, why can't harvard and yale?

people who know computers know the *nix world. yes, advertising might help, but i view that sort of as selling out. linux and unix have good reputations and those who want an alternative OS already know where to look.

that is not the reason at all.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 04:07 PM   #21
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Just like when "The Ultimate Fighter" came to Spike, it ruined the virginity of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
 
Old 11-16-2005, 04:57 PM   #22
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I would have to say thats its mainly down to costs? The Distros dont really rake in the cash, exept well maby the corperate versions ave enough, but now that IBM is on the band wagon i think that they will have a major part to play in the increase and knowledge of linux.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 05:31 PM   #23
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Penguins don't have pockets, hence no place to carry advertising dollars.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 06:31 PM   #24
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I think I remember IBM running a Linux commercial with Muhammed Ali and some kid, if I recall
 
Old 11-16-2005, 07:54 PM   #25
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QUOTE ::by masonm
"Penguins don't have pockets, hence no place to carry advertising dollars."

but they are wearing black&white dockers ... well ... kind of pockets-less type(though not completely) and thats really good and noble ... isnt it ?? ^_^


while we are nothing but nose rings ...


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