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Strategies for Puppy: thin clients, foundations
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2005, 05:54    Post_subject:  

I am moving in the direction of Social entreurnership with 'the foundation'

http://www.pbs.org/opb/thenewheroes/whatis/resources.html

it seems to combine not 4 profit and some self suficent commercial goals

enclosed is a VYM pic which I am using to Brain storm (or in my case brain light drizzle)
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Aug 2005, 16:55    Post_subject: Agree  

Agree with you there http://www.pbs.org/opb/thenewheroes/whatis/

It may be more of "large-scale social opportunity" though - sharing with the rest of the world the low-cost, energy-efficient Puppy solution to computing.
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug 2005, 16:30    Post_subject:  

I ran across this article about some sort of subscription service for keeping embedded Linux applications updated. Might it be something to consider for Puppy?
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2005, 10:18    Post_subject:  

Puppy isn't embedded.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2005, 17:15    Post_subject:  

bladehunter wrote:
Puppy isn't embedded.

The "thin client" computer someone sent Barry with Puppy preinstalled on its IDE flash card comes pretty close. A few forum posts have discussed putting Puppy on things like cell phones and palm pilots. And you might remember the guys who used Puppy to run their submarine. Doesn't that qualify as "embedded?"

But you really missed the whole point of the article, if you read it. The idea was to offer a service which would keep subscribers' applications up to date with the latest versions and patches etc., for a fee. I was only suggesting that this is an idea the Puppy foundation might want to consider. The idea doesn't have to be limited to embedded Puppy; anyone could subscribe. I'll admit that might not be as workable a business model as maintaining software for an embedded application, which would presumably have many identical units in the field to be kept updated.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2005, 18:01    Post_subject:  

So is it an embedded machine or a thin client ?

IMHO it qualifies as neither.

I think Barry already has a pretty good update schedule anyways....and it's free.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2005, 20:29    Post_subject: Neither  

Being neither is good - it must be Puppy !!!

Let us see how many of those "thin clients" can become Puppies. A handful of thin clients for sale are here.
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