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Re: [opensuse-marketing] Attracting Windows Users
  • From: Stephan Binner <stbinner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:22:59 +0200
  • Message-id: <200810251122.59707.stbinner@xxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 22 October 2008 17:24:53 Martin Schlander wrote:

I'm not aware of any special effort being made to make openSUSE 11.1 the
lord of the netbooks...

Well, Novell puts some efforts into netbook SLED preloads (where no Linux
[Open Source] driver exist yet), but agreed that for other top sellers like
eeePC some other distros like Mandriva do a better job.

Because people don't know what to expect, they're not really motivated, they
have noone to help them and online help is incredibly ineffecient compared

So better education and documentation.

2) middleaged and older people where the kids have left home and they don't
really like the wife that much anymore, they have spare time and their

Uhm, focus on people with relationship in trouble? :-)

For help maybe a better and smaller quickstart guide - maybe 30-40 pages

How have existing quickstart and user guides to change, or are they not read?

Some training/courses and more local user groups offering face-to-face

Web trainings? For comparision,for Ubuntu they're offered only for cash afaik.

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