In which case it makes a lot of sense to have such a "brochure" start
out with the basics, and the further you get into it, the more details
are revealed.

I believe that FreeBSD, and FreeBSD 5.x in general are misrepresented.
Like GEOM, for example. Where is the geom advocacy? I've seen trolls
tear it apart as phk's ego love child, but personally, after researching
into it, I've found it greatly useful. But you know, geom is nothing
until you've done the research. Nobody is out there telling people, hey,
you want an encrypted mirror RAID spread across disk images on 5
different computers? It's simple as pie with GEOM. Simple, logical,
flexible. I think that there should be a huge push with this image,
regarding FreeBSD advocacy, rather than the typical, "We're better than
X because of...." approach. I've said before, and I'll say again.. You
try to demean someone elses solution, they often see it as an attack on

Just my 2cents, now where is my interest? :)

On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 14:55 -0400, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> I totally agree. We should not remove all the technical data.
> But there should be more literature to attract different types of individuals.
> Some users are driven by looks, usability, simplicity/complexity, etc. Thats 
> why
> brochures for Honda / Toyota (just to follow the same analogy) come in 
> different
> size and shapes. Shome brochures display what the car could look like, other
> display technical data, and other simple pose a life style that lures in 
> people. 
> > From: Marc Fonvieille [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > >
> > > I thought you wanted to update the content...
> > > and if it's for "newcomers" marketing/os-comparison.html
> > > will be too  much technical for them.
> > 
> > Newcomers != technically illiterate
> > 
> > If it's a straight comparison, then it needs to have technical information.
> > Imagine taking a Honda Civic brochure and a Toyota Corolla brochure,
> > removing all technical facts such as horsepower and mileage, and then
> > comparing them only on the marketing verbiage. You cannot do it and have it
> > makes sense.
> > 
> > Marketing to newcomers doesn't mean hiding away the technical details.
> > That's what the EZLinux distros do, and we're better than that. Don't hide
> > the gnarly greasy details. If they scare away a few newbies, they wouldn't
> > have been happy here anyway. But those that they don't scare away should be
> > welcomed.
> > 
> > David
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