i hope to create a distributor spin. in this spin i hope to add a software
with which we can make any type of spin with that software in conjunction
with the everything spin package tree.we could also add packages from other
repos and apps
*Linux popularity across the globe*: http://royal.pingdom.com/?p=340
The Linux landscape is constantly changing and has a strong community of
both developers and users. But where is Linux the most popular, and where
are the different Linux distributions the most popular?
To try to answer these questions, we have looked at data from Google with
the highly useful Insights for Search, which gave us a number of interesting
and often surprising results.
Aside from just looking at Linux itself, we have included eight common Linux
distributions in this survey: Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Fedora, Debian, Red Hat,
Mandriva, Slackware and Gentoo.
*Some interesting observations*:
* Ubuntu is most popular in Italy and Cuba.
* OpenSUSE is most popular in Russia and the Czech Republic.
* Red Hat is most popular in Bangladesh and Nepal.
* Debian is most popular in Cuba.
* Cuba is in the top five (interest-wise) of three of the eight
distributions in this survey.
* Indonesia is in the top five of four of the distributions.
* Russia and the Czech Republic are in the top five of five of the
* The United States is not in the top five of any of the distributions.
Note again that when we say "popular" here, we mean how popular the search
term is. After all, this is based on Google search data.
*Countries with highest interest in Fedora*:
1. Sri Lanka
Dig deeper into Google's search statistics for Fedora here.
Google Insights for search Linux:
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1: Am wondering what the reaction would be to setting up a
Fedora-Ireland u\g. Seem to be lagging behind U again
1b: Should, I try get web-space myself (who know nothing of webbing)
or try get something within fedora webspace.
2: Looking at "Camara" http://www.camara.ie/
What would be the opinion, of Fedora Ambassador(s)\ug, (namely me at the
moment). Getting involved with the Camara project, (Ubuntu Based)
but been involved as Fedora Reps.
The general idea, being to try setup a local office in the "South-East"
Ireland. As they currently have Belfast and Dublin.
I have signed up for sfd, to get the fell of what going on and make new
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gpg id EB547226 Revoked Forgot Password :(
Harald Welte reports in a blog post that VIA has released an open source
Xorg driver for their integrated graphics chips. "I am very happy to see
this! It's one more step that VIA has been working on to improve and
show their support for Free Software and Linux. Please notice that this
driver (as opposed to VIA's proprietary binary-only Xorg driver) has no
support for 3D, hardware video codec or TV encoder support.
Nevertheless, it is a big step ahead."
On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 08:52 -0400, David Nalley wrote:
> What I fear is that at some point there something will rub someone the
> wrong way. I'd far rather have the opportunity to define the policy
> that gets applied to us than live with whatever policy is born out of
> reaction. That being said if the group consensus is that we remain
> laissez-faire then that's fine too.
There's a good opportunity here for Ambassadors to work with the overall
Marketing group. Ambassadors regularly speak to the public, since
that's part of the natural responsibilities they willingly take on. In
dealing with print and broadcast media, of course it's very helpful for
Ambassadors to be thoroughly familiar with the Fedora marketing plan,
our overview, and general tips on how to be an effective interview
The idea is not to tie Ambassadors down so that they need approval for
local media contacts. Rather, it's to make them confident in answering
tough questions like "Why should people care?" and "What makes Fedora
different?" in constructive, positive ways. I think many Ambassadors do
this very well already, but like anything else it's a skill one
develops, and we can help each other develop that skill.
The Fedora Marketing group is always available to assist. We should
encourage collaboration and partnership between Ambassadors and
Marketing overall to make our public contacts as meaningful, positive,
and cohesive as possible.
Paul W. Frields
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This is for schools. and they don't have good band width for network
installation and technical knowledge.
Means each and every lab administrator doesn't have GNU/Linux Administration
But at least we need 1500 media dicks.
I mean still I am talking with officials, and if we can approach early as
We can move 10k Boxes in to Fedora.
Why our community selected Ubuntu?
coz they do free shipping.
Nobody want to wait till 3rd of the each month.
Really we are far behind them.
We have good stuff with in our each and every releases.
But only techniques used to download latest release, and compare each other.
During last year I was trying to keep non techy's on Fedora 8.
Might this is not applicable for your region.
We should find out why people not coming to Fedora or why people moving out
Now in my country BIA is operating.
And it is good chance to spread Fedora.
We always talking on what's New in Fedora next release.
Why not what's new in marketing?
frankly telling I don't know the Fedora market share.. :(
Larry Cafiero has put a draft of dealing with the media up on the wiki:
That brought up the point of what's the policy for our dealing with the press.
Quaid pointed out that @redhat types have some limits due to SEC and
similar regulations regarding making press statements that may alter
However there doesn't appear to be a polcy for @fp.o types.
Quaid submitted the following: "You do the right thing and publicize
you see fit; represent the project well; on Big Things , coordinate
I believe that is a good basis for beginning a policy. Please discuss,
comment, flame, argue, and lets get something ready to present to the
Fedora Board so they put their blessing on it.