[Mageia-dev] Identifying Target Markets

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 1 11:56:47 CEST 2010

2010/10/1 Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com>:
>> Such applications don't have to be installed by default. They just have
>> to be available on the installation DVD, with a selectable Educational
>> group of applications, much like the Internet and Server groups
>> available on existing Mandriva DVD's. It could even be called "Young
>> Family".
>> Note that in the past (at least about 10 years ago), RedHat CD's had
>> many selectable installation groups, many of which overlapped. So using
>> this approach, there could be groups called "Educational", "Young
>> Family", and "Home Office", for example, all containing the
>> go-openoffice office suite, among other applications.
>> I believe that the current Mandriva DVD doesn't have any overlap between
>> installation groups.
>> - André (andre999)
> I like this approach.

Same here. When I used SuSE Linux 4.4.1 they had the same approach. I
even did several installations, each with a different set of
applications, using the same /home. A good way to find out what you
really want/need.

Marc, what you wrote about kids being the future is common knowledge,
I wonder that so many companies do not recognize that. Microsoft does,
they are sponsoring school computer networks and internet access, thus
creating their future client base.


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