From: Mark Finlay (sisob at domain eircom.net)
Date: Wed 10 Oct 2001 - 12:01:04 IST
i just realised that when u press the reply button - it replys to the person
- not the list. damn
so here is some answers for the rest of you.
> Depends on service and prices!
Service would be good and P&P cheap - because I'm opperating exclusively in
Prices are not finalised - but they would be good. - probably around £3.00
per cd - with special discounts for sets. eg. mandrake 8.1 (6 CD's) for
> Will you offer online service, back- up for newbee's and others. I'm asking
> this purely from a home PC users point of view.
I'll do my best to make a section of the site with support and links
to help - but i don't plan on offering direct help - that would raise the
prices of CD's way too much.
> How much does it cost? If you have list of price and
> list of linux cd that you sell that would be great.
> Plus how do i order the cd, throught
im putting together a website with a price list
and an 'Expression of interest Form'
i still need to find out the cost of p&p
also , like all great startups - i wont have
credit card ordering for a while - it would
be limited to cheques for the first while
(and paypal if i can work it out)
> Hi Mark,
> I'm interested in buying cheap linux distros.
> Do you have the full set of Red Hat 7.1 ?
i have my own copy of the iso's for 7.1 - everything but
my problem is that when they were burned they didnt boot properly-
so i had to do a hard-drive install.
i was using a usb cd-burner - but im getting an internal burner soon
of course if i get this company running i'll be getting the cd's
> How much for the CD's plus p & p to Limerick?
still have to get prices for p&p
> Well, if that is the attitude, the "spreading" of Linux will take years and
> years, is that your intention?
no my intention is to offer cheep linux cd's to anyone who want's them.
because i will be selling them so cheap, i dont intend on having to help
newbies set up their computers.
one thing i will do however is answer any questions i can via
> For one I'm one of these converts, as we (Joe doz) have no choice but to
> buy a machine with windoz on it. Even if, like in my own case, the enduser
> is knowing in advance of buying a PC about Linux as an OS, it's downright
> irritating, that this is not all that freely available.
it is possible to buy os-less pc's - and some day i plan on selling pre-loaded
linux boxes with tested hardware.
> WE might be dumb, but we are not stupid and to think that a professional
> thinks of his or her future clients as being that, will not survive for
> long in the market ( at least not in the market for the home PC users.
> But if i have been reading all of this wrongly, i will take all of this
> back as not being said.
My point was only that takes a lot of work and posible a 100,000
advertising campaign to get people who don't know linux exists
to buy it off me.
I was a bit inprecise in my target audience. They are anyone who is interested
in buying linux. one thing i will not do is go on a single handed crusade to
spread linux. but if the ilug are interested in starting one - i'd love to
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