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Tux Reports: Plan B: Storm the Gates

Jan 22, 2003, 08:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Layne Heiny)

[ Thanks to LPH for this link. ]

"Plan B is a suggestion for Lindows.com but it is a formula for all GNU/Linux distributions to consider and hopefully utiltize to their advantage. For once, I'm not putting out fish food and hoping to catch some unaware Linux advocate. It's an idea that I believe has come to fruit.

"Lindows.com is a business. Some Linux advocates do not appreciate how difficult it is to operate a business and they complain that Lindows.com is a business. Well, money doesn't grow on trees and there is never a guarantee that money will be available. Therefore, successful businesses work hard to ensure their survival. Just look at the sad story of Mandrake having to beg for money in order to stay alive. It's embarrassing. As I told a friend once, "In business, hope is a dangerous ideal." In order to stay in business you must never hope and always plan. In fact, it is best to have a solid 5 year business plan, an alternate plan, and then another plan for when something goes wrong. Lindows.com has an OEM business plan but it may be time to for them to consider Plan B..."

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