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    Cover of Personal Computer World magazine in UK



    Just saw this on the magazine shelves today.

    Picture of Che and "Join the Linux Revolution".

    They give away a CD with Puppy Linux and Linux Mint.

    Nice.


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    Re: Cover of Personal Computer World magazine in UK

    I still hate the whole "Linux is for communists!" implication...

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    Linux is publicly associated with a militant Communist radical, and the CD has two distros that both look über Windows-like, thus discouraging people on a subconscious level from letting go of the Windows way of thinking. Nice.


    Don't get me wrong, this is great for Linux, but their presentation is going to turn off a LOT of people that would otherwise have tried it out.
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    Re: Cover of Personal Computer World magazine in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxIBoy View Post
    and the CD has two distros that both look über Windows-like, thus discouraging people on a subconscious level from letting go of the Windows way of thinking. Nice.
    What? Other than the one panel, how does Mint look like Windows?

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    I really dislike the whole Revolution-Che Guevara symbolism so often brandished.

    There have been plenty other revolutions in the world that didn't lead to degenerate communism... why continue the association?

    It reminds me of the Facebook Group I joined: "Che Guevara was a murderer and your tshirt is not cool"

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr44 View Post
    "che guevara was a murderer and your tshirt is not cool"
    +1
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    Re: Cover of Personal Computer World magazine in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by derekr44 View Post
    I really dislike the whole Revolution-Che Guevara symbolism so often brandished.
    In the UK, the whole Che thing is seen as a brand, just an icon of youth rebellion. It's not got the ideological baggage that it appears to have in the US.

    Should appeal to the group most likely to try Linux, young males aged 12-20.


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    Re: Cover of Personal Computer World magazine in UK

    Personal Computer World seem to be finally cottoning on to the fact that windows (which ever version) is not the only operating system in the known universe. They have been playing lip-service to Linux for the last few years.

    In a recent article charting the course of computing over the last 30 years, the word microsoft appeared no less than 133 times!!! The word Linux appeared twice.

    PCW should have been renamed PCWW years ago - Personal Computers With Windows.

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    Re: Cover of Personal Computer World magazine in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Sealbhach View Post


    Just saw this on the magazine shelves today.

    Picture of Che and "Join the Linux Revolution".

    They give away a CD with Puppy Linux and Linux Mint.

    Nice.


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    That front page will do more harm then good.

    Not a lot of people buy such magazine, but loads of them glance or at least see it on the stand.

    Now the image, linux = communism" has been put into their heads.

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    Re: Cover of Personal Computer World magazine in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by derekr44 View Post
    "che guevara was a murderer and your tshirt is not cool"
    +1

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