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May 29, 2000, 11:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Alami)

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"As the revenues of companies involved in Free Software and Linux increase, Free Software entrepreneurship looks more and more like a winning proposition. In the first part of the Free Software Entrepreneur's Guide, we looked at three methods for making money with Free Software. Here are two more exciting ways to get your own Free Software company started."

"...In the computer business, selling hardware is considered to be one of the most difficult strategies, mainly because of the cut-throat competition and the dismal profit margins. The same is true for companies selling hardware with Free Software integrated -- in the Linux community, companies such as Atipa Linux Solutions, Penguin Computing, and VA Linux Systems specialize in this difficult business. If you're looking to sell your Free Software solution with hardware, you'll be up against not only these Linux upstarts, but also some of the biggest fishes in the sea, such as IBM, Dell, and Compaq."

"...For almost as long as there were computers, there were computer magazines. For free operating systems, namely Linux, print magazines have been around since the Linux Journal printed its first issue in 1994. Now the Linux community has several magazine choices, including Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Maximum Linux, and the Journal of Linux Technology."

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