On 12/18/06, Frank McCormick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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> On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 17:01:59 -0800
> Anthony Ettinger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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> > > > How do you sell that to a corporation?  How do you market that?  The
> > > > people in business suits are going to chose a program named Photoshop
> > > > over Gimp 11 times out of 10.
> >
> > ...and MS makes a good browser.
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>      Friend of mine was over on the weekend - I was doing some jpg work..and 
> he
> asked what software I was using - when I told him it's called the Gimp, he 
> fell
> over laughing. His comment "what is it about Linux geeks that they pick these
> weird names" - even when I explained its origin it didn't help - He added 
> "Ask a
> car maker (like Ford) whether model names (like Edsel) are important".
> And this stuff like "GNU is not  Unix" drives me crazy.
>
>

Frank, you have a valid point when you're trying to sell a product.
But open source has a tendency to go against the grain in this dept.

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Anthony Ettinger
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