FreeBSD in Dixons

Lee Johnston lee at
Thu Mar 9 17:07:42 GMT 2000

Nice to see some support for the OS coming into the market in the 
UK. Noticed PC World (well at least my local store) are pushing Linux hard
in the OS section in-store.

I don't know if this would be a good idea, but could we, with a little
funding, get some CDs published, and ask stores like PC World to sell it.
The package could provide support from the UKUG. Or another alternative
would we to get the CD sets being sent to Dixon's and include a
registration card, to allow users to join the UKUG??



On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, Nik Clayton wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I was chatting with Gary Johnson[1] earlier, lamenting the state of BSD
> promotion in the UK.
> Apparently we can look forward to seeing FreeBSD on the shelves of 
> Dixons Real Soon Now, and a much bigger marketing push in Europe generally
> over the next 12 months.  Which is nice.
> N
> [1]  CEO of BSDI.  It's a hard life being a Slashdot editor :-)
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