[svlug] Linux for SOHO - Project I am looking to do
alvin at planet.fef.com
Wed Sep 23 15:04:08 PDT 1998
hi ya John...
> > I claim "standard linux support/admin" is the easy part...getting business
> > to buy linux is the trick....
> Hi Alvin. There are some market demographics floating around the
> Internet that claim, (depending on who is telling the story, of
yup... lots of *forecasting* bean counters"...but still need to
find a good way to sell/distribute linux boxes to the SOHO...
though I preferr small offices over SOHO...and large corp usually
have their own people....but they all still need to buy the linux
box somewhere....from "us" ???
> Although it would be better if the LAN was all Linux, a lot of
> secretaries and executives want to share Power Point, etc., files.
yeah...but am sure, that someone will write a linux version of
power point, and other silly apps to be backward compatible with MS
In the meantime, someone, must create and build the distribution,
sales and support market...
> However, 15 million Linux boxes is a good size market, and Linux HAS
> received acceptance as a viable Internet gateway in business.
yup 15M * $2K/machine --> $ 300 billion market..
and even at the very silly 10% of purchase price for support...
that's a good figure.... so who can we talk to to sell linux boxes
by the *pallets*.... not one-z two-z...
- yes...looking to see who will become the Computer Associates
- of the linux world...
If we use 10% of a $50 linux cd...we will go belly up !!!
but...I claim, that each *bunch* of machines should be self
supporting in terms of costs and support... percentage and statistics
of who will need more help/support than others...and whom are
willing to pay more for it
and support/admin on their machines should be automated by cron jobs !!!
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