[Lvlug] Business Selling Computers
Wed, 05 Jun 2002 22:01:01 -0400
> Linc Fessenden <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yes, but then we are getting into a whole other avenue: Service. If
> those apps are not installed already, then what? Does your service
> provide installation? If so, where? Onsite? At the shop? Do you
> provide classes? How will cost be effected?
Basic box is sold without on-site installation or training. Software is
installed and working, with simple scripts for user to set up connection
to ISP and so forth (monitor resolution, mouse type, printer, ???). All
other services are fee based.
> Now you're back to the MS tax with a dual-boot. The free games are nice,
> but what about The Sims? (I know you can play sims on Linux but you pay
> above and beyond the game itself for another service to do so.)
No dual boot -- we might leave a partition free on the hard drive for
Windows, but they need to install it.
I know nothing about the Sims -- do we need them? In my best Marie
Antoinette voice "let them play freeciv" (and Railroad Tycoon).
We sell cheap minimal purpose boxes (or expensive ones) but
preconfigured with a limited selection of stuff that (1) would seem to
be in high demand, and (2) we can set up to be rock solid. Services
beyond that can be sold, as long as we have somebody willing and able to
> This is why I feel business is the best target.
Well, maybe we need two different projects?