Lightbulb police? (was RE: Anyone off to VCF-UK)

joe lobocki jlobocki at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 14:50:47 CDT 2010


I remember being able to buy different variants of linux at a bookstore, but
this was back in 2001-2002 before (almost) everyone and their grandparents
had a high speed connection.

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 4 Jun 2010, Tony Duell wrote:
> >
> > > PC-World (A chain of PC shops over here) certainly used to class Linux
> as
> > > a book and not an operating system. Why I do not know. I also don't
> know
> > > if they still do, I've not been in such a shop for many years.
> >
> > Actually this brings up an interesting point.  At bookstores around here
> you
> > used to be able to buy Linux distro's even though they wouldn't sell any
> > other software.
>
> I don;t think I've ever seen a Linux CD-ROM (or whatever) on its own for
> sale in a bookshop over here. There are plenty of linux books that
> include a distribution CD-ROM in the back, of course. But there are many
> other books that come with a CD-ROM of software, nothing to do with linux
>
> > BTW, is the UK's chief export periodicals?  Also why are they so much
> more
> > interesting than ones published in the US?
>
> Eeek!. Considering that I regard most UK magazines are being pretty
> awful, yous must be downright useless :-(
>
> -tony
>



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