Originally Posted by ragtag7
So how do you guys think the advertising should be done to get this OS to the masses and get people to not be afraid to try something new for a change because we want to try and up our human intellect in the world and make us as a race a bit smarter for a change. Way to many people out there having computer problems. My company teaches the world that everyone is more than capable to handle the little computer problems.
I'd start with small advertisements on websites, expositions at gaming / hardware conferences. The red line should be plain and simple : it's free, maybe relate it to Android so people have an idea what you're talking about. Something along the lines of "We've given you Android on your phone, try Linux on your computer, it's free."
The problem is that there are a few things about Linux that don't work in this context, you'll need to concentrate on a specific OS or OS family to make it viable. Which means sacrificing many upon many other distros just to streamline things. That'll be a huge loss to the basic principal of Linux IMO.
I have no idea how or when Linux will be truly mainstream in the desktop/laptop section but as far as I can tell, it'll probably take longer than it has existed so far. Linux should probably be aimed at new markets in both respects. New devices (android being the huge success there) and developing countries. Since, IMO, laptops and desktops, in the West, are pretty much tied to MS and Apple. Google tried it and is still trying it with ChromeOS but it hasn't been a huge success (for now) so yeah... I wonder, if Google can't do it, who can ?