Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio

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Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 9:46 pm

On 04/25/2012 07:58 AM, Roberto wrote:

Everyone complains that companies don't support Linux, and their
decision is based either on complete ignorance of linux itself, or on
the comparatively small user base. That user base is small in large
part because people either know nothing of linux, or have no idea that
real-world usable audio. MIDI, and video programs exist.

People will never find out about linux, and learn of the audio programs
that exist, unless someone tells them. Another name for "telling them
about it" is advertising.

I understand the philosophical stance against advertising, and how
some may feel it somehow is impure. Consider that this same
philosophical stand for "purity" is also what gives us distros that
won't include features which they, in their supposed superiority, feel
are impure, such as MP3 capability. And to a large extent, as a direct
result, even if people stumble across such a "pure" distro, people are
turned off by it simply because they can't play their .mp3 files. Or
their graphics card won't work, or whatever.

Getting a larger user base will only help the linux community, and I
just have to shake my head at those who complain of the small user base,
on one hand, and scoff at doing anything to enlarge that user base, on
the other.

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mixing, equipment, etc, is at:
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und diese Lüge kriecht aus seinem Munde: 'Ich, der Staat, bin das Volk.'
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[LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 3:14 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Dan S, (Mon Apr 23, 11:48 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Apr 23, 11:58 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Emanuel Rumpf, (Mon Apr 23, 12:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Ronald Stewart, (Mon Apr 23, 12:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Lorenzo Sutton, (Mon Apr 23, 9:26 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 1:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Jeremy Jongepier, (Sun Apr 22, 10:53 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 11:04 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Apr 23, 12:07 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Apr 23, 11:01 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, S. Massy, (Mon Apr 23, 7:36 pm)
[LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Apr 23, 9:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio, Gerald Mwangi, (Tue Apr 24, 8:34 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Apr 24, 12:00 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio, Burkhard Wölfel, (Tue Apr 24, 5:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Apr 24, 8:40 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Apr 23, 5:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Alex Stone, (Mon Apr 23, 3:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Mon Apr 23, 11:12 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Paul Davis, (Mon Apr 23, 11:22 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Andreas Kuckartz, (Mon Apr 23, 5:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Egor Sanin, (Mon Apr 23, 6:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Lorenzo Sutton, (Tue Apr 24, 7:50 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Apr 23, 11:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Apr 23, 11:29 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Louigi Verona, (Mon Apr 23, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Paul Davis, (Mon Apr 23, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Arnold Krille, (Mon Apr 23, 5:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Mon Apr 23, 5:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Mon Apr 23, 7:51 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Jeremy Jongepier, (Sun Apr 22, 9:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 9:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Kevin Thoma, (Sun Apr 22, 8:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, hermann, (Mon Apr 23, 3:56 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 9:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, rosea.grammostola, (Sun Apr 22, 11:22 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 11:37 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Sun Apr 22, 5:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 9:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Karl Hammar, (Sun Apr 22, 12:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Louigi Verona, (Sun Apr 22, 12:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Sun Apr 22, 5:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Sun Apr 22, 1:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Sun Apr 22, 9:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 9:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Julien Claassen, (Sun Apr 22, 8:39 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Folderol, (Sun Apr 22, 8:13 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Jouni Rinne, (Sun Apr 22, 8:31 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Dan MacDonald, (Sun Apr 22, 8:01 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Robin Gareus, (Sun Apr 22, 8:30 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, S. Massy, (Sun Apr 22, 7:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Sun Apr 22, 8:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, S. Massy, (Sun Apr 22, 9:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Mon Apr 23, 1:07 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 10:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Robin Gareus, (Mon Apr 23, 12:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Apr 22, 1:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 9:15 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Robin Gareus, (Sun Apr 22, 9:24 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Roberto, (Wed Apr 25, 11:59 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Al Thompson, (Wed Apr 25, 9:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Roberto, (Thu Apr 26, 12:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Wed Apr 25, 12:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Roberto, (Wed Apr 25, 9:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Wed Apr 25, 9:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 10:12 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 8:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Emanuel Rumpf, (Sun Apr 22, 10:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 10:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Andreas Kuckartz, (Sun Apr 22, 8:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 9:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Clemens Ladisch, (Sun Apr 22, 2:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 10:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, gene heskett, (Sun Apr 22, 7:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Emanuel Rumpf, (Sun Apr 22, 3:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 11:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 10:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Robin Gareus, (Sun Apr 22, 11:52 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Fred, (Sun Apr 22, 9:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 12:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Robin Gareus, (Sun Apr 22, 1:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Sun Apr 22, 1:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Robin Gareus, (Mon Apr 23, 12:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Apr 23, 11:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, hermann, (Sun Apr 22, 8:57 am)
Re: [LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio, Bob van der Poel, (Sun Apr 22, 3:27 am)