[TriLUG] different versions of 7.2 for sale]
alfjon at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 26 00:52:40 EDT 2001
I was in Compusa a couple of weeks ago and they had Red Hat 7.1 and Mandrake
8.0. But while they used to have a lot of useful Linux tutorial books these
seem to have vanished (or I couldn't find them anymore). Also missing was a
lot of the Linux applications they used to have, e.g.VMware, etc. which are
not available in Cary's Best Buy.
I have to say that the new boxes for Red Hat 7.2 which have been redesigned
looked very sharp--and to have them available a few days before XP came out
was nicely done. Incidentally, there seemed to be more copies of 7.2 than
usual. ---In conclusion: there is a very interesting article in the last
Newsweek magazine I received discussing Windows XP in which the subject of
Linux (as a powerful competitor came up). It seems that a lot of countries,
e.g. China (which is a huge market for any software company, esp. Microsoft)
are definitely turning towards Linux strictly because it is a cheaper
system. Greed may do Bill Gates' company in after all. :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: <prhodes at vdsinc.com>
To: <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] different versions of 7.2 for sale]
> > Recently at the Best Buy on 15-501 which i go into at least once a week
> > for the past 4 or 5 months they have had one version of Linux and only
> > box of it. All the rest of the shelf space for Linux was overrun by
> > for Dummies Books.....
> That's weird. Only a few months ago, they had several different
> distributions, and many boxes of each!
> I wonder what happened?
> > I have not been able to go to Best Buy and buy my new versions of Linux
> FWIW, the CompUSA on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, had box sets of Redhat,
> SuSE, Mandrake, Slackware, and even a FreeBSD distro, on the shelf last
> time I was in there. That was maybe two months ago. I bought SuSE 7.2
> from them.
> Phillip Rhodes
> Application Designer
> Voice Data Solutions
> 919-571-4300 x225
> prhodes at vdsinc.com
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