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Klaus D. Witzel
klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Sun May 21 07:33:03 UTC 2006
on Sun, 21 May 2006 04:13:35 +0200, ou <gafisher at sprynet.com> wrote:
> Hi, Klaus!
> Wouldn't it be great if Squeak was the incentive behind all those
> Linspire CNR subscriptions?
Yes, as much [incentive] as is possible, please !
> Of course, what they're selling is not Squeak
> scription) but super-easy one-click installation, not only of Squeak
> is already pretty easy :-) but of far more complex software as well.
> a lot of schools are now using Linspire, thanks to their education
> discounts (http://www.linspire.com/education_page.php) this might be a
> way to get Squeak into a number of classrooms. Anything that gets Squeak
> into the hands of users, and especially kids, is good for Squeak.
What surprised me when I found Linspire's Squeak offering was, as the
subject line says: they sell it as teaching tool for education (while at
the same time Squeak can be downloaded and used without such a
So there are people other than those in *@lists.squeakfoundation.org who
work on the popularity of Squeak. This is very good to see. Plus some of
the Squeak developers see, as Edgar noted, that their Squeak software it
sold! O.K. a CNR subscription is rather payed for support, but who cares,
if that works.
So, if everything goes well, we will see requests for support from the
Linspire people AND from their customers, hopefully many :-)
There are [said to be some] 5 million Java developers; this number could
be exceeded by the number of students (CNR or not) who use Squeak, with
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