[Mageia-dev] Mageia 3 final set of isos
annew at kde.org
Thu Sep 20 12:28:50 CEST 2012
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On 20/09/12 11:19, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 2012/9/19 Anne Wilson <annew at kde.org>:
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>> On 19/09/12 15:53, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
>>>> Are paper magazines still relevant here? (true question)
>>> Yes, they are an important distribution method. Additionally
>>> there will be reviews/articles accompanying the cover DVDs.
>>> Don't forget, this is cost free advertizing!
>> Interestingly, one of the leading UK computer magazines has just
>> stopped including cover media. The reviews are still there, as
>> is the "What's on this month's disk", but the disk is
> This is the reason why over here nobody thinks of abandoning the
> cover media. Quite to the opposite as I learned from a conversation
> with a chief editor earlier this year. Cover media are very popular
> because they cater to the needs of people with slow net access.
Yes, I suspect that this need will be very variable, geographically.
> Cover media are a measurable cause of increasing sales - as this
> chief editor told, issues with popular software on a DVD sell more
> copies than without.
> Even other kinds of media (tv program, lifestyle magazines and
> others) have taken to adding DVDs on their issues.
Something apparently for nothing is always attractive to many, but the
eco lobby is becoming increasingly important. I'm not advocating
dropping the media disks for now, just being aware that the situation
needs to be watched for the future.
Irrelevant to this discussion, but I feel increasingly guilty about
disposing of frequent "bumper *buntu distro" disks. Since I subscribe
the several magazines they have been coming in threes. That's a lot
of disks in a year.
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