Subject: Re: See NetBSD in Action (well, not yet ;)
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 11/20/1999 20:20:42
On Sat, 20 Nov 1999 wrote:

I haven't looked at these, but: The page I have in mind is for
_advertizing NetBSD_. Simply putting together a bunch of screenshots is
NOT the goal. I.E.: 

1. send something non-boring (:-). Just a bunch of random xterms IS
   boring. Just a desktop with nothing in particular on it is usually 
   boring, too, unless it's purpose is to show "Desktop XXX runs on
   NetBSD". Avoid screenshots with lots of geeky xterms. Show NetBSD
   _in Action_!

2. Send some descriptive text. I know what a xterm is and know what
   Netscape looks like, no need to tell me that. :-) What I'd rather
   like you to tell me which particular feature of NetBSD the pic shows,
   e.g. "collection of office apps", "development platfor for drivers",
   "goodies for laptop users" - I have entries for these three. 

One themed screenshot I could imagine is "NetBSD as an Internet Client",
with some webbrowser, mail client, maybe something for chatting, what else
is there? Web publishing? Use your imagination, send something that makes
people say "hey, cool!".

I'm sure you can think of more such "themed screenshots", but there's no
limit to screenshots. E.g. NetBSD as some kind of server or router with
some hardware attached may look interresting, too. Something like a
machine together with a lot of Blinkenlichts. :-)

I guess you get the idea...

 - Hubert

P.S.: Dan: pic #3 is _cool_... esp. the track on xmcd and the dog ;-)

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