I created Brynux OS to experiment selling a physical product. I no longer need to sell the sticks so you can download the OS for free intead.
This is what I've learnt from starting brynux. Firstly let me give you some background to why I'm creating new startup companies like brynux.
I've been in business for 20 years and are doing well with Spinning Planet Limited but for the last 5 years I've been researching and experimenting on how to create new startup companies that I can run under my Intergalactic Investments company. My first project was to create a website that allowed users to send TXT messages from a website (www.mysms.com). The business goals were:
MySMS doesn't make a lot of money and I didn't expect it would but it has achieved all of it's business goals. The only time I get reminded it exists is when I get notified that someone has topped up their account to send more TXT messages. However, the real value of the exercise was that I proved that I could create a business that creates recurring income without the need of staff. I'm now applying what I learnt from that project to my new projects.
After MySMS I decided that I needed to do more research on modern startup business structures. Here's some of the research and training I did:
From all of my research I came up with 3 simple rules for any new project or business I create:
So, from my above learning I thought "What have I made that I could sell as a physical product?" My first thought was selling Spinning Planet OS: A system I've developed over the last 15 years based on Linux that creates and manages websites and email accounts. However, it didn't meet the requirement of being able to used by over a million people so my next idea was "Create a desktop version of Spinning Planet OS that can be used by normal people and make it be able to be run live from a USB stick." My mate Hamish had said that I should call Spinning Planet OS, Brynux, so that became the name of my new product. Again, I don't expect to make a lot of money from brynux but these were my first business goals for it:
It's been 31 days since the launch of brynux and here's some of the major milestones:
I have a number of other projects in the pipeline and when they're released I'll update you on those too. If you have any questions please freel free to contact me.