New project coming: Linuxpreloaded.com
We are about to release a new website, a one-page listing of vendors pre-installing GNU/Linux on computers.
The project is almost completed and you can view the site from the SVN repository:
We don't intend to build a comprehensive list or database (there are two out already, 1 and 2), but simply a convenient listing that any average user would be willing to dig into. This means, that we selected vendors very carefully.
We have no commercial partner now, but we intend to generate a small revenue from this listing in the coming months. Ideally this would be on a pay-per-order basis (meaning, we would earn a small percentage on sales generated through the site). We will strictly never hide this from visitors - and the site already reflects this.
Once the site is up we will link to it from various places on GGL.o and GLM.o .
We would love to hear your feedback. As I am writing now the site needs a few code tunings for validation, as well as a contact page, but the content is not intended to change anymore. Because of the particular nature of the site (intended commercial activity) we are a little hesitant as to "opening" the development of the site (i.e. how much we should say about our intentions, to whom giving write access, etc...) but if you wish to get involved, by all means stand up ;-)
If you are asking yourself questions about GLM and money, we are shortly going to run a one-month fund drive, which should give more details about where we are and how much we want or need.
Thanks for your attention ;-). I'm looking forward to any comment you may have.