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Re: [opensuse-project] Boxed editions slipping on release dates (3 weeks in some cases)
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 16:36:38 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0812231623290.7430@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Tuesday, 2008-12-23 at 15:52 +0100, Michael Loeffler wrote:

Some have said they would buy the box if it included the complete
admin book. Others would like to buy the book alone. Or you could
sell the book with a DVD included - ie, the other way round.

Me, I would prefer a delivery of the box a month later than the
download - with patches included.
Some have said..., Me, I would prefer...
Those are expression I slightly struggle as we need many if not the
mayority of users to want something and then go an buy a box again.

Well, I remember an entire thread about that, and even a serious intent to get an independent printer to print it, a year or two ago.

Manuals for example, we asked at least twice in openSUSE surveys
(espcially prior to removing the costly printed admin guide) and
manuals always were rated last in in the list of "what's important
for you".

About the surveys... not everybody even knows they exist. I don't remember that one, for instance. What I know for certain is that the question of the admin book comes now and then in the lists.

I'm sure some people would buy a book with the DVD. I just doubt there
are enough to make this effort profitable. And don't forget there are
already books on the market doing the same concept.

Your book is very good, IMO.

And from 11.1 on
I guess more will do so as our new licence allow eactly this - write
a book about openSUSE, add a openSUSE DVD and publish it. No approval
needed. And maybe publishers are better in this as we would be.

Could be. There is hope yet >:-)

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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