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LinuxPR: We Want Linux!

Aug 22, 2002, 07:00 (7 Talkback[s])

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Visit http://www.wewantlinux.org and participate in our survey.

We Want Linux, a self-funded non-commercial group of IT professionals, would like to see the computing consumer have as many options in the marketplace as possible, and so we'd like to see those who have an interest in GNU/Linux be able to try out a demo machine in stores like CompUSA and Best Buy, the same way they can right now with Windows.

We also feel the potential GNU/Linux desktop user ought to have the same opportunity as those who use Windows, that is, to buy a computer with GNU/Linux pre-loaded and thereby avoid the hassle of installing an operating system. To these ends we've created a web site

http://www.wewantlinux.org

for the purpose of surveying the computer-buying public and determining how much demand there is for off-the-shelf computers with GNU/Linux pre-loaded. We invite you to visit the site and participate in the survey.

Once we've gathered a significant amount of survey data, we intend to present our findings to the retailers in the hope of persuading them to demo GNU/Linux in their stores.

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