Avi Greenbury wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Nov 2009 06:07:09 -0700
> "Karl F. Larsen" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Avi Greenbury wrote:
>>> "Karl F. Larsen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> What Ubuntu should do is provide an operating system for
>>>> the world. It appears that Ubuntu is used more outside the USA
>>>> than within. It is installed by the user with all the problems
>>>> that causes.
>>> I don't follow.
>> What is it you do not follow?
> "What ubuntu should do is provide an operating system for the world. It
> appears that Ubuntu is used more outside the USA than within.
> I don't quite understand what you mean by the first sentence, or why
> the second particularly needs saying - more people are outside the US
> than in, it follows that most computers are, too, and that most
> installs of things on computers are, too.
>> Windows is smart, they get the
>> computer makers to buy Windows and install it. You buy the
>> computer your windows works.
>> Ubuntu you d/l from a web site and you try to get it loaded
>> on your present 5 year old computer which came with Windows XP
>> installed and working. It might work, it might not. If not you
>> might hear about it on this list.
> So what you mean is Canonical should be trying to get Ubuntu shipping
> on prebuilt machines?
> They had a reasonable go at this with Dell, but it's quite prone to
> failure given the amount of money MS are willing to spend to stop
> system builders doing this.
> Hence appealing to businesses - they do install their own OSs, and they
> don't always buy Windows through the MS tax, so the licensing cost is a
> real one.
> Avi Greenbury
Red Hat explains this to the companies.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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