[Mageia-dev] Identifying Target Markets

Samuel Verschelde stormi at laposte.net
Thu Sep 30 15:37:34 CEST 2010

Le jeudi 30 septembre 2010 15:34:26, Samuel Verschelde a écrit :
> Le jeudi 30 septembre 2010 13:21:04, Graham Lauder a écrit :
> > Our principle competitor, MS competes against the Linux universe as a whole 
> > but other distros compete for the MS user base aimed at particular 
> > Demographics. For instance: 
> > OpenSUSE aims at the "Power User" Market   
> > Ubuntu aims at the young individual end of the market
> > CentOS at Community enterprise and Not For Profits
> > Fedora at the Computing Professional
> > 
> > Mageia could therefore aim at the Young Married professional market, being the 
> > Distro that could be installed on the home computer and geared so that the 
> > whole family could use it.
> I don't know whether I agree or not, but I would like to point out that to me Mandriva is/was et Mageia will/could be a generalist distribution.
> Which means :
> - suitable for power users (if one can count me in this category, Mandriva is my desktop of choice)
> - suitable for your individuals (My young brother uses Mandriva Linux)
> - suitable for community enterprise and for professionnal actors (We've got more than 400 Mandriva Free servers in production in french hospitals, and several workstations here)

+ suitable for family of course : parental control in MCC, my wife uses it without any problem...



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