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Old 10-22-2008, 07:30 AM   #1
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LXer: Who Are The Real Friends of Linux and Free Software? Or, Linux Is Still a Dirty

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Ken is a well-spoken polite man, but that doesn't prevent him from asking the hard questions that nobody else wants to ask at these industry lovefests, which increasingly appear to be more about newer and more innovative ways to exploit Linux and FOSS. Ken stepped up to the mike at the panel discussion and asked a simple question that visibly discomfited the panel: "My customers can turn on their cable television and in 30 minutes watch five Microsoft Windows commercials. When are IBM and HP going to put the same things on? When are my customers going to be able to see about Linux? Television and radio legitimize the product."
The responses, in my occasionally-humble opinion, were worthy of Redmond itself.

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Well spoken. Carla Schroder continues to impress.
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Ironically, the only commercials I've seen for Linux were made by the much-maligned Novell. I don't believe they ever aired, but you can find them on Novell's website. One is a series of spoofs on "American Chopper" and the other series is a take off on the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" commercials (yah, I know, lame).

BTW, has anyone been able to successfully sign up for a moveable type account on that website? I keep trying to but never get the confirmation email for some reason.
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IBM has made linux commercials too. Just search for them on youtube to see.

Not many, but they do exist...


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