For a while now, I have heard many people talk about Linux, and specifically Ubuntu using its strengths to help gain users. This got me thinking: What strengths/advantages do we have?
Well, for one, Ubuntu is free. And yes, I am talking about free as in cost. People like things that are free, things that don’t cost them endless loads of cash. Ubuntu saves them from this, saving them hundreds of dollars spent on new computers, operating systems, office applications, and anti virus software. Not to mention, even computer preinstalled with Ubuntu are cheaper than Windows (and especially Mac) counterparts, with much more to offer.
Secondly, Ubuntu’s 6 month release cycle can’t be beat. With all the new features coming in every six months, the advances in technology are truly amazing.
Third, Ubuntu’s support also can’t be matched. With a willing community of thousands chomping at the bit to give support to new users, responses typically come in in a matter of minutes. What other vendors do that!
I could go on, and on. Here’s a short list of some of the advantages we have:
- Ubuntu is free. (as in cost, and people will get the freedom part later, but that doesn’t matter now)
- Fast release cycle
- Great support
- Most people are TIRED with Windows (think money, viruses, instability, etc.)…
- and don’t want to pay the money for a Mac or an Vista upgrade.
There are many reasons using Ubuntu is a good choice when compared to other vendor’s products. Marketing Ubuntu in the right way can lead to a great success. We just need to show people how great Ubuntu really is.