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ecomoney


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PostPosted: Sat 20 Oct 2007, 05:56    Post subject:  Phoenix CE - Promotions Team
Subject description: For promoting the 3.03ce edition once it is released
 

Once puppy 3.03ce (codenamed "talking stick") has been developed, we will need to let people know about it! This could involve

- Asking Bloggers/Tech column writers to review it
- Getting it included on magazine cover disks
- Writing descriptions/introductions for sites like Distrowatch and similar
- Starting articles on sites like digg.com and reddit.com (even Slashdot?)
- Sending copies to IT/Business writers in the mainstream press

I know 3.03ce hasnt even passed the design and development stage as yet, but if we start thinking about it now then the plan will be in place for when it is!!!

From my own experiences I think a lot more could be made of the ability of puppy to install "frugally" on existing windows only computers (current still 98% of the desktop share) to allow people to try the stability, speed and security of linux very simply without altering their existing setup (partitions/bootloader) in any way.

I hate to use the term "selling" when referring to free software - a very good salesperson I knew once told me "the key to selling is to sell the benefits, not the features".

Any ideas and offers of help gratefully recieved.

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Oct 2007, 15:27    Post subject:  

we need to make absolutely sure that it works on all our hardware BEFORE we release it other wise it may get swamped with bad reviews... if it turns out there is a bug this meams 2 weeks to test the final beta...at the very least...and there will be regular testing before that....think of it as a buffer period...just in case

do you mean CORRECTLY edit the windows boot config to load grub then CORRECTLY load puppy from there with minimal user input? --a noble cause imo

just install grub with menu.lst entry for windodw and puppy --easier but messes with the mbr the backup of the mbr should be copied to root or to were ever the user wants and a restore mbr script should be able to replace it....

or do you mean frugal by just insert/remove the cd? --practically already in place

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Oct 2007, 18:48    Post subject:  

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or do you mean frugal by just insert/remove the cd? --practically already in place


Yes I definetely mean that. From what I have seen most windows users are "scared little bunnies" when it comes to altering their config. If theyre ever going to move to a more robust system they need to do it VERY gradually. The CD in-linux/CD out-Windows method is ideal for them.

Ideas for "Benefits"

Secure - Will not be compromised by viruses or spyware, great for secure online transactions
Easy install - Boot and try, save to a single file if you like it. Will not modify your existing windows installation in any way.
Free - No obligation trial, supported by voluntary donations
Reliable - Will continue to work even when windows lets you down Wink
Fast - Around twice the speed of windows...at least!

Now I feel dirty...I hate marketting!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Oct 2007, 19:44    Post subject:  

I am getting set to do a Puppy presentation at our Linux Users Group just after the first of the year.

There is also a computer show on December 8. We normally have one computer showing Puppy at the show.
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Oct 2007, 23:42    Post subject:  

Quote:
Now I feel dirty...I hate marketting!!!!


I am just a Puppy slut . . .
Embarassed
just have frequent showers

Due to a cut in our non existent marketing budget
I am thinking of training up a group of highly evolved
guerrilla marketers.

Their mission . . .
    Bone burying
    giving out free Puppy treats
    infiltrating other kennels
    moon howling
    general friskiness


Shocked

for presentations . . .
mention puplets
http://tmxxine.com/Wikka/wikka.php?wakka=PuppyPuplets

and presentations here
http://tmxxine.com/Wikka/wikka.php?wakka=PuppyLove

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov 2007, 10:14    Post subject:  

I think if this method could be automated with a simple interface -
http://www.icpug.org.uk/national/linnwin/contents.htm

then it would make for an easy frugal install. No putting grub in a linux partition etc etc.
Just edit the boot ini and place files in the right place. The interface should ask which windows version they have, then mount the drive and install everything.
I've been using it for my latest install and it makes it really easy to move to different computers, just copy the files to a usb stick, copy over and edit the boot.ini. Done!

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov 2007, 11:59    Post subject:  

most people don't know which "version" of xp they have....would have to be auto detected
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