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Ubuntu 9.10 vs Windows 7: No Ordinary October Showdown

Aug 18, 2009, 23:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Seven Steps to Success
Sure, Ubuntu will need to compete against Windows 7 on some fronts. But Canonical needs to carefully broaden the story — strengthening existing relationships and promoting new ones. A few examples:

"1. Desktops: During July 2009, Dell quietly stopped selling Ubuntu desktop PCs in the U.S. But Dell itself says it will soon ship a new Ubuntu desktop. And niche suppliers like ZaReason and System76 continue to serve the Ubuntu 9.04 faithful well. Canonical should return the favor: Solidify the Dell relationship while rewarding ZaReason and System76 with some publicity during the Ubuntu 9.10 launch.

"2. Mobile (Notebooks, Netbooks, MIDs and SmartBooks): Here again, Dell, System76 and ZaReason all remain loyal partners. Hewlett-Packard also has an Ubuntu-driven netbook. And Canonical is working to adjust the Ubuntu Netbook Remix Edition’s user interface."

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