Robert Pogson

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It Pays To Sell GNU/Linux

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It Pays To Sell GNU/Linux

For years I have watched the web-stats for GNU/Linux languish in Mexico. No longer. In the summer of 2013, retailers, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Canonical got together in Mexico and sold PCs. It does pay to have actual salespeople and retail shelf-space. Obviously the PCs are selling. I hope other countries get going on this, mine, for instance…
“In Mexico, HP has been running in-store initiatives with Bodega Aurrera stores – a subsidiary of Wal Mart – where consumers could buy HP laptops with Ubuntu pre-loaded off the shelf. The computers are available in several hundred of the stores, and the initial units sold out at three times faster than anticipated. Proof that where Ubuntu device are available in stores, then customers will see strong value and purchase.”

2 Comments

  1. Robert Pogson

    JD wrote, “I will try and snap some pictures tomorrow.”

    Don’t get into trouble. It might be prudent to ask permission first.

  2. JD

    This is great news. I long for the day I will see these at my local Walmart. Hopefully, it won’t be long now.

    Last time I was there, the windoze boxes were collecting dust and the staff wouldn’t even bother dusting them. They were all rotting away in a corner.

    And only three machines were on display. This is a big change from only a year ago when a whole row was dedicated to PCs running “that other os”. Now a whole row is dedicated to Android tablets. I will try and snap some pictures tomorrow.

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