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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: linux friendly businesses
From: phrostie <phrostie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 04:57:04 -0500
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i like the idea, but it assumes that they care.
if they cared to start, then their names would spread by word of mouth.

i would recommend any linux friendly business that i discovered.
i have a hard time finding customer friendly businesses.

let me know if you find any


Tom Hull wrote:

> When I asked my modem question a while back, my less explicit question
> was which (if any) Wichita-area computer stores/businesses are most
> knowledgeable and supportive of Linux? I probably hit a dozen stores,
> found lots of people who had a vague idea of what Linux is, but didn't
> find anyone who could/would help me. As more people become interested
> in Linux, it becomes more and more important to get local businesses
> into supporting, promoting and selling Linux.
> It occurs to me that one approach to promoting Linux would be to set
> up some sort of certification program, where a group like ACLUG would
> set out a minimal set of standards, and companies that qualify could
> then display some sort of plaque which says the store/business is
> "ACLUG-Certified Linux Friendly". The ACLUG web site would then also
> have a listing of ACLUG-Certified businesses, so the whole thing
> works as a co-promotion. (There could be multiple levels, possibly
> including an "ACLUG-Certified Linux Fanatic" for MSFT-free outfits.)
> Comments?
> --
> /*
>  * Tom Hull -- mailto:thull@xxxxxxxxxxx or thull@xxxxxxxxxx
>  *  
>  */

Oh I've slipped the surly bonds of dos
and danced the skies on LINUX silvered wings.

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