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Saw First Linux "SuSE" Advertisement Ever!

Postby comcamel » Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:24 am

Amazingly last week i saw a linux advertisement for SuSE in a non linux magazine, but something like a computer magazine/


However even with a bit of excitement, it wasn't well exactly informative about Linux: i think it said something like" take a ride with us", with someone hopping into us.

Should there be a linux user group who raise funds for advertisements of Linux.

Latest news, just shows that france is giving out two cds to students for open source apps aswell as a live linux distro. Shouldn't there be something like this in England /UK That is probably why Linux isn't heard off!
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RE: Saw First Linux "SuSE" Advertisement Ever!

Postby A-Wing » Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:38 am

Who would fund it in the backwards proprietory UK?
I would but my Open Source funding is currently roughly £10 per month.
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Re: Saw First Linux "SuSE" Advertisement Ever!

Postby M-Saunders » Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:39 am

comcamel wrote:Amazingly last week i saw a linux advertisement for SuSE in a non linux magazine, but something like a computer magazine


Back in 1998 or thereabouts, SUSE used to advertise in PC Plus -- a half-page ad next to the Linux tutorial pages, targeted at hobbyists. PCP was 99% Windows content at the time so that was great to see.

As for advertising, SUSE/Novell, Red Hat and co. all have enough coffers in the bank to pay for their own ads, but yes -- promoting the community projects more would be good.

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Postby comcamel » Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:25 pm

take a look at spreadfirefox, the majority of firefox users were probably persuaded to use firefox through there, through the referral system: (even i went through there to get firefox, as i became intrested, what about linux)

an even simpler idea would be promoting linux, is going in town, middle of a shopping centre, get a computer whacked on with knoppix, and say let people use the internet, apps .etc then hand out knoppix cd's
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Postby A-Wing » Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:13 pm

Again it comes down to funding, I would be happy to do that, but it would take 6 months to a year for me to be able to fund something like that.
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Postby ggsinclair » Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:47 pm

Should the LUG's get together and organise something? Would that work?

Giving distros out to students is a good idea.

I would certainly be more than willing to help promote Linux to the masses!
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Postby A-Wing » Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:59 pm

Hmmm...possible, I don't think my LUG members would be able to rally enough for it, but in other areas it is certainly plausable.
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Postby ggsinclair » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:57 pm

Is there a national LUG?

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Postby nelz » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:14 pm

There's UKUUG although it's not specifically Linux.
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Postby towy71 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:16 pm

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Postby M0PHP » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:40 pm

What linux needs is a TV advert along the lines of one of those struggling-with-finance-with-nowehre-to-turn ads :lol:

"Are you sick and tired of spyware, adware and constant crashing with your computer? Can't keep up with the constant Microsoft security updates? Is your anit-virus package doing more harm than good? There is a way. If you're a computer-owner and using a Microsoft operating system and looking for a way out then call Linux Direct TODAY on 0800 438 54689. Our dedicated operators can help you on your way to a more secure, faster, safer and more enjoyable computing future."

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Postby alloydog » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:54 pm

Hmm, I would be careful with "Can't keep up with the constant Microsoft security updates?" I mean, the linux kernel, and other other bits get updated almost hourly...
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Postby towy71 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:46 pm

M0PHP wrote:-----8<-------
Can't keep up with the constant Microsoft security updates?

I think the truth is closer to..

Can't wait for Microsoft to update----- fed up of computer down time?

mission critical? Use Linux® ;-) updated hourly, secure and you are in charge!

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Postby alloydog » Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:22 pm

Spot on ol' chap!

The problem with Microsoft, and other proprietry operationing systems is that you have to wait for the supplier to a)inform you of a security risk, and b)devlier the fix - but by then it could be too late...
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