FreeBSD in Dixons
lee at uk.freebsd.org
Fri Mar 10 16:44:22 GMT 2000
> A message back from Bob Bruce: They are actively talking to Dixons at
> the moment, and anything they can show them to indicate a demand for the
> product would be a big help.
> So, everyone who wants to be able to buy FreeBSD at Dixons (which I assume
> would also include Currys and PC World, because they're all part of the
> same chain) say "Aye" now.
> On a related note, there's no problem with including a FreeBSD UK User
> Group card in the UK CD sets, with information about us. So, in the best
> example of design by committee, how does the following sound?
> Congratulations on your purchase of FreeBSD.
> There is a thriving community of FreeBSD users in the UK, and a
> user group (The FreeBSD UK User Group, oddly enough).
> Membership of the user group is completely free. We run an e-mail
> list to assist in problem solving, and for general chat. We also
> get together for drinks evenings every now and then, and some members
> are more than happy to help you install FreeBSD if you happen to
> live nearby.
> For more information about the user group, please see our web pages
> at http://.../
Yep, sounds ok, maybe we could make it a little bit more formal. Maybe
if I make a section on the web-site for the registration cards, which
could include a lot more information about the group, etc, etc.
> I'm almost tempted to include a phone number, but I suspect I'd probably
> get overwhelmed. Having said that, if someone could arrange for a number
> with an answerphone message that went something like:
> If you're a home user and are having problems installing FreeBSD,
> the following members of the UK User Group have said they are willing
> to help. Please keep in mind that they are not being paid for this,
> and their availability may fluctuate.
> If you're in West London, you can call Nik Clayton on xxx yyy zzz
> [ append yourself to this list as necessary ]
I think, that if we included phone numbers, we would end up with people
calling asking about anything, at least with emails, you can reply at
leisure, but with a phone call, you are kinda stuck with it!
> that might be OK. Any of our ISP-running, FreeBSD-using members able to
> sneak a service like that past management?
> Oh, one more thing -- if anyone's got any design skills, a picture of
> Beastie as "Brittania", sat down, complete with shield and trident, would
> be absolutely *superb*.
Lee Johnston (lee at uk.freebsd.org)
Telephone: +44 (0)7901-634 812 / (0)1207-542 592
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