[Mageia-marketing] List of arguments pro Mageia

Romain d'Alverny rda at mageia.org
Mon May 30 13:00:37 CEST 2011

Hi there,

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 21:04, Patricia Fraser <trish at thefrasers.org> wrote:
> I'm messing about with this list of yours, Juergen, on the marcomm
> sandbox - getting something together for the announcement.
> Need help, folks - this is a situation where many eyes would be
> really handy!

Checking it out and thinking about it while doing some Web stuff.

This list is cool and can be put in the release pages but it does not
exactly, precisely cover this question: what discrete stuff is
different with this Mageia 1 distribution? (as in: what's in it that
there's not in an other distribution?); technical/tool/experience.

If the answer is: nothing, then, what is different with the project?
Or still why chooose it? (that can be the Mageia promise, but that's
more difficult to push). It's not to have only these exclusive bits
showing up on the product page; but it's to have them nonetheless +
all the rest.

>> I like the examples of graphical competence that pop up everywhere
>> in Mageia: if such a list is really implemented and is short, how
>> about adding a kind of line-drawing sketch to the presentation of
>> each argument (style: the bug that appears/appeared during the
>> install sequence) - that might help to take away the taste of "oh,
>> self-promotion" and make people laugh.

Not sure I see/understand this. Have a sketch/example?

>> Apropos hugging aspect: I do not think that such a list should
>> primarily address emotional aspects, it should address the
>> potential user who - and that is at the intellectual level -
>> realizes that there are alternatives, and starts scratching his
>> head.

Yep, definitely. That's the: multiplicity/difference is good, because
it encourages exploration and learning; so embrace it.

>> Quality:
>> Mageia is promising to be as solid and perfect as Mandriva at the
>> best of its times (Mandriva heritage)
>> Language support:
>> Mageia wants to provide a box that perfectly "speaks" many
>> languages - its structure and its anchor in the user community have
>> already now produced excellent results (Mandriva heritage +
>> enhancement)
>> Multi-profile support:
>> Mageia offers and maintains application that address the needs of a
>> large variety of user communities - with applications ranging from
>> game-playing and music-listening to scientific and engineering
>> applications (Mandriva heritage)
>> Leading-edge / stability equilibrium:
>> <text needed to go in here - delicate, it touches the rolling
>> release
>> discussion>
>> User <-> maintainer interaction:
>> <text needed to go in here> (Mageia community concept)
>> Friendly human side: (quoting Romain)
>> <text needed to go in here>


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