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      You read that right. Kimberly-Clark's Cottonelle for Kids, which hit stores last month, differs from the mature version, chiefly because it has paws published across a path of four sheets of newspaper that lead to a photo of a puppy on sheet five, which is just the correct "serving size" for toilet paper.

      "Sixty percent of those 600 parents we talked to said their kids employed too much toilet paper," explained Stuart Schneider, Cottonelle's assistant marketing manager. This did not just cause a waste of paper, in addition, it meant clogged toilets andalso, a lack of cleanliness-My page.

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      The product is aimed at 4 to 6 year-olds who Schneider refers to as being at the "article potty-training era" By coming up with something that addresses these issues, Schneider said the firm got an 82% intent-to-purchase reaction speed. K-C intends to get the word out with a TV, print and in-store effort, via JWT, New York. Spending wasn't disclosed. Last year, K-C put $31.7 million in measured media behind all its toilet paper manufacturers, per Nielsen Monitor-Plus.

      In the past couple of years, K-C has repositioned its Huggies lineup to be less about diapers and much more about baby care. In the process, the Dallas-based company has rolled out a line of Huggies Bath & Body toiletries for babies.

      Today, K-C is attempting to replicate this success with a new lineup of Cottonelle for Kids things, including wipes and soaps. Schneider anticipates Cottonelle for Kids are the first of many K-C products recreated for children. "We see far more opportunities in this area," explained Schneider. "We're no more likely to neglect this marketplace."

      The idea of going after kids under 7 that have not totally mastered the potty can appear to be a bizarre little market segment to goal, but industry watchers say it's smart marketing.

      "It doesn't matter how good the segmentation is, the first company to a kids' product has a tremendous advantage," said Phil Goodwin, president of Goodwin Design Group, a Philadelphia children's brand consultancy.

      That is in a large part because, for any reason, spending on that market keeps growing. Based on study from Packaged Facts, New York, household spending in 2008 on 3 to 12-year-olds for meals, clothing, healthcare and entertainment will probably be $175.6 billion, an increase of 16.4% over 2003, despite the fact that the percentage of men and women in this age bracket is not rising.

      A lot of organizations have taken notice and introduced children's versions of goods once thought to be solely of interest to adults.

      While children's variations of shampoo, toothpaste and vitamins are currently taken for granted, Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson both have traces of children's Toiletszones and P&G also recently launched a Children's Pepto. Meanwhile, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn equally have kid-centered stores and retail outlets with price tags similar to those of the mature furnishings.

      The trend is particularly prevalent in the consumer electronics segment. A company named Firefly last year came out with a mobile phone for kids. Meanwhile, "Disney's involved in pretty much every category you can think of," said Goodwin, pointing to the company's growing line of consumer products, including Mickey Mouse and Princess brand TVs, DVD and MP3 players. Apple hasn't come out with an iPod for children, but Fisher-Price is introducing an iTunes-like music download service which lets parents control material.

      Experts say that a kids' version of a product can't only be the grown-up version in a different colour or with a character on the bundle. "If we would only put the Power Rangers or something on a package of regular Cottonelle it wouldn't have worked," explained Schneider. It has to have a function that appeals to parents and really does something for those children. In Disney's TVs that has meant simplifying the controllers and making a smaller remote control for smaller hands.

      The two Kimberly-Clark and P&G currently provide bathroom wipes that just distribute one sheet at a time. Scaling the merchandise to the customer is the secret. Johnson & Johnson has a bigger, "squeezable" soap bar, and lots of businesses have liquid shampoos and soaps that just dispense a small…shing-toilet-1297a73dd4df

      The thinking is that as kids have more control on products, they are more inclined to use them by themselves. If it comes to classes like toilet paper, that's a major plus.

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    • producer wrote:

      can I then add in the 4th drive and expand the array?

      producer wrote:

      can I replace drives on an individual basis with bigger drives?
      Yes by failing the old drive and adding the new. You won't see any additional capacity until all drives are the larger size.

      producer wrote:

      Lastly, will OMV install on an embedded MicroSD card in my Gen8?
      Yes but there are some tricks to getting it to work. There are quite a few threads about this on this forum.

      producer wrote:

      does Plex Media Server run on OMV?
      Unfortunately :D There is a plugin (which I don't want to maintain anymore) for it but I would recommend using docker (and the docker plugin) to add it to your system.
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    • producer wrote:

      I asked this question over on NAS4Free forums and was very kindly pointed to OMV by a moderator there.

      I have a Gen8 Microserver with 4x4Tb drives.

      To migrate I would need to get my data off the Flexraid array.

      If I use OMV in Raid 5 with 3 of my drives, using my spare 4Tb along with some other drives to copy data, can I then add in the 4th drive and expand the array?

      2nd question is, can I replace drives on an individual basis with bigger drives? (not such a huge problem if I can expand the array by adding drives I guess)

      Lastly, will OMV install on an embedded MicroSD card in my Gen8?

      Oh sorry, one other question - does Plex Media Server run on OMV?

      I find it interesting that a NAS4Free moderator would send you here. :)

      Regarding Flexraid - exporting anything from a proprietary solution tends to be problematic. From the gist of your questions, I'm assuming you don't have 100% data backup. (This is not the ideal place to start from, when entertaining the idea of moving to a new operating system.)

      You could set up RAID5, with OMV, but there are other possibilities as well, to include ZFS.

      Question 1: RAID5 arrays can be expanded by adding a drive. (This applies to ZFS as well.)
      Question 2: It is possible to replace a RAID5's disks, one by one, with larger disks. (We'll say from 2TB disks, to 4TB disks.) Once all disks are replaced, the file system can be expanded to use the additional space.

      I'm guessing that it's possible to install OMV on your "embedded" SD-card, but I don't know how it would be done (perhaps someone with a Gen 8 could chime in).

      In any case, I wouldn't use the embedded flash device for the following reasons:
      - Flash media has a limited number of write cycles and eventually it will wear out.
      - I wouldn't want to wear out a flash device that's permanently installed. It would make more sense to use it for an emergency boot drive recovery option. (Just my opinion.)
      - I'd install OMV on a USB drive, because OMV's boot requirements are very modest.
      - USB drives are on the outside of the case. Accordingly, they're very easy to replace and, with easy access, it's a breeze to clone them. At very low cost, you could have an identical boot drive or full operating system backup. (This could be really helpful if you botch a configuration change or an update goes sideways.)

      Plex will run on OMV. In fact, you'd have options on how you'd like to install it. It can be installed with an OMV plugin, there are several Dockers for Plex, or you could do a direct install. To keep the OMV boot drive as clean as possible, I'd go with a plugin or one of the Dockers. (And it would be best to relocate Plex's metadata from the boot drive to a data drive.)

      I left Windows Server behind as well. Once I became familiar with OMV, I never looked back. There are PLENTY of add-ons that are low to no cost, that would cost a small fortunate to add to Windows. Here, a small donation would be appreciated to keep the project going. :)

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