[TriLUG] Business Venture
chris at yonderway.com
Thu May 30 16:49:14 EDT 2002
Sorry to hear about your bad experience. This is not the first story
like this that I've heard, and I'm inclined to believe it.
FWIW, I've heard anecdotal evidence that SuSE loves hearing stories like
this and coming to the rescue. You might want to give them a call.
If you want a distro that feels like Red Hat but that is more
appropriate for the desktop, try Mandrake.
Of course if you do install Red Hat you can probably get a support
arrangement with Linuxcare for your systems, not to mention there are
many people in TriLUG that consider Red Hat to be their favorite distro.
If RHAT doesn't want your money, someone else will. They aren't the
only ones supporting their software.
On Thu, 2002-05-30 at 11:53, Roberto J Dohnert wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Just thought Id tell you what has happened to me this week. I decided
> to enter a business venture with a friend of mine the goal of this
> business is to manufacture Linux Ready PCs. Linux Preinstalled and all
> hardware being used is supported by the Linux kernel or drivers are
> available for the hardware devices. So I figured I would call Red Hat
> to see what i had to do to purchase extra support options for my
> customers and to find out what i had to to do to get my Computers Red
> Hat Certified. Well after 3 days I finally got my call from Red Hat.
> Their Rep told me that they would not certify my hardware unless I
> planned to sell to businesses and he told me that he would appreciate it
> if I would not preinstall Red Hat Linux or any red Hat Software on my
> machines because they were not targeting the home users, they were
> targeting enterprise. So basically Red Hat told me to go get screwed
> which is fine F-them too. My main question is does anyone know of any
> Linux vendors who are targeting the home user. If I was doing PowerPC
> computers terrasoft solutions who manufacture Yellowdog Linux has told
> me that they would support me 100%. So i will either start producing
> PowerPCs and x86 machines side by side. But if any of you has any ideas
> or thoughts in this matter, any feedback is appreciated.
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