Re: Create your own customised GNOME liveCD

On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 09:14:47 -0400
Luis Villa <luis villa gmail com> wrote:

> things I think in the end I disagree with gnoppix about:
> * naming; I want it called simply the GNOME LiveCD. No one outside a
> core group of geeks knows what knoppix is, and so calling it gnoppix
> is (1) marketing to the wrong group and (2) confusing to newbies.
> * installation: as already pointed out

Knoppix is around for two or three years, was discussed and
presented in a large number of journals, and is  -- for a Linux
distribution -- rather well known.

Beginners or infrequent computer users are unlikely to test a LiveCD -
they need to know what an operating system is, that there are more
choices than Microsoft, and maybe how to change their BIOS settings to
make booting from a CD work.

A liveCD is thus nice for advanced users. They probably heard the word
'Knoppix' more often that they heard the word 'GNOME'.

This is no argument for or against any of these names but a reminder
that the above argument doesn't make sense. We should get away from the
'either newbie or geek' distinction -- there are quite a lot of advanced
users out there.


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