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[ale] Linux for sale



A freind of mine paid $80 for the student version from the RedHat booth
while we were at ALS.


Joshua Murrah, jmurrah at salug.org, http://www.salug.org/~jmurrah
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On Tue, 2 Sep 1997, Geoffrey Myers wrote:

> Patrick W. Jones wrote:
> > 
> > I have to differ with this one.  There have been many
> > times that I have been in Micro Center and there are
> > no copies of Linux to be found.  This is even after
> > I have seen the shelves stocked full of them.  Granted,
> > Micro Center could be removing them from their shelves
> > after a while.
> > 
> > By the way, do you know how much the Applixware costs?
> 
> I paid a 'show special' of $150 at Comdex.  I don't believe that's real
> special though.  That is, the price.
> 
> > 
> > > Even If it IS for sale....no one buys it like they buy M$ "software".  I was in Micro Center in
> > > Marietta, they sell Redhat 4.2, Slack 3.3, InfoMagic's latest "version" (6.0 is it?), and Debian.
> > > They also sell Applixware 4.3 for Redhat.  Funny thing is the shelves are always stocked with it
> > > because no one buys it  because its not widely accepted,  (then again, "widely accepted" would be
> > > Windoze 95 presently) and the fact that the average computer user would have no clue how to operate
> > > Linux. (partially because the average computer user is using an MS-related operating system by
> > > default, and that they dont know that there are other options.)  So I dont think stores sticking it
> > > will have much affect unless more computers start having Linux preinstalled.  Then again, this is
> > > just my thoughts.
> > 
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> > Patrick Jones
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> Until later:
> Geoffrey Myers   geof at abraxis.com	http://www.abraxis.com/geof
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