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Re: [opensuse-marketing] Opensuse 11.0 boxed versions?
  • From: Kevin Dupuy <kevin.dupuy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:18:25 -0500
  • Message-id: <1214414305.4564.6.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 09:46 +0200, Michael Loeffler wrote:
We need to make a difference regarding countries. In EMEA and especially
german speaking countries first boxes arrived at release day at customer's
As production happens in Germany and North America is pretty far away the
shipment is delayed through shipment itself plus customs.

For 11.0 we see the fatest turn around time for production and delivery of
physical boxes. Unless we don't let downlaod customers wait for another week
or so it is impossible to ship at release date in certain countries to
customers. BTW: I'm oppose delaying release day.

Interesting, and thanks for explaining it further, Michael. I do have
one question for you: I went and pulled out some older SUSE Linux boxes
(I'm in the US, BTW), and my 10.1 and 10.0 boxes both have a sticker on
the bottom labeled "Made in USA". Both 10.2 and 10.3 boxes have a
sticker labeled "Made in Germany". The 10.2 box was the first one that I
had trouble getting here (meaning longer ship times, etc.)

Was that another case of budget/low demand, Novell pulling out of
producing boxes in North America and not selling boxes through the
distribution channel (stores, US, etc.)?
Kevin "Yo" Dupuy
Public Mail <kevin.dupuy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 225-590-5961

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