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Archive for April 2008

Episode 19 – Selling Linux – Part 3

This week, we will talk with Larry Kettler, President and CEO of Linspire, Inc. and learn how we can partner with his company to provide open source products and services to our customers. Part 3 of a 3 part series.

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Intro 1:17
Billboard 1:09

News and Comment segment 3:36
Technology news site Neowin.net posted a list of release dates for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 last week. According to the schedule, SP3 is scheduled for release April 21, 2008.

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Commercial Break :54
Geekazine Podcast Promo :30

The Mike Tech Show Podcast promo :24

Intro to Interview 2:07
In our last episode we talked with Todd Hughes about the challenges of selling Linux in a Windows world. One lesson we learned was that in order to sell it, we must first know and understand it. To better prepare ourselves for a foray into the Linux marketplace we first need to install and use it ourselves, stake our position in the marketplace and partner with hardware and software vendors who support Linux, who know the business and can help us market open source solutions to our customers.

This week we’re going to talk to Larry Kettler, CEO of Linspire, Inc. We will ask where Linux currently stands in the desktop market, hear about CNR, learn about the Linspire Partner Program and find out how we can use it as system builders and resellers to market and sell open source solutions to our customers as we conclude with part 3 of our three part series on – Selling Linux.

Larry Kettler Interview 18:35

Wrap up and Close :46

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