[sf-lug] [Fwd: Re: The holy grail for FOSS publicity: NYT on-line covers Dell GNU Linux]

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Oct 5 15:08:41 PDT 2007

Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
> On 10/5/07, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> > Quoting Tom Haddon (tom at greenleaftech.net):
> >
> > > I see where you're coming from, but I'm not sure I'd agree totally. I
> > > think Dell are pretty serious about this, and the fact that they pushed
> > > it through so quickly and then followed up by rolling it out in Europe
> > > as well points to that.
> >
> > Well, sure, that's the good news, but I think you're disregarding the
> > substance of what I said:
> No, IMHO, I *meant* to build on your main point.

Er, I was responding to Tom Haddon, _not you+.  My post said so, fairly
prominently.  Thus the "Quoting Tom Haddon (tom at greenleaftech.net)".

> > Members of the general computing public are being almost 100% prevented
> > from finding Dell's Ubuntu offerings in casual product shopping --
> > almost exactly the same as they were last time, around year 2000.
> Right.  I was totally accepting this point as true, and speculating as to
> why that might be the case.  It's because Dell doesn't want to cannibalize
> its main revenue stream -- sales of Microsoft Windows boxes.

Um, no.  Not _quite_ the case.  Please see the reference provided, for

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