Re: Create your own customised GNOME liveCD

"P.S.: Speaking of LiveCDs in general: Without a graphical partion tool ..."

i've seen this issue (graphical partition tool) in the breezy bounty
list (with priority = high), and i wondered why wasn't gparted
( being considered as a suitable option...
it's gtk-based and equal or probably better (feature and
usability-wise) than qtparted, a popular graphical (parted-based)
partition tool that's included by default in some kde-based distros
(like mepis)

Santiago Roza
santiagoroza gmail com

On 7/25/05, Claus Schwarm <c schwarm gmx net> wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 15:45:37 +0100
> Simos Xenitellis <simos74 gmx net> wrote:
> >
> > I cannot understand your point.
> >
> I'll try to explain.
> If we from the marketing group continue to use expressions as 'geek' or
> 'newbie', we'll be stuck in ongoing discussions without any progress.
> What do you mean by 'newbie', for example: A newbie to computers, a
> newbie to Linux, or a newbie to GNOME?
> Just because one may a newbie to Linux or GNOME, one may not be a newbie
> to computers. There are people with more than 10 years experience in
> Windows but never touched a Linux box. These people know how to
> handle a graphical user interface with trees, right-click menues, and
> the like.
> A computer beginner or infrequent user (less than 2 years Windows
> experience) is unlikely to be able to manage a Live CD on his own.
> Advanced computers users (more than 2 years Windows experience but less
> than 1 year Linux experience) can manage a LiveCD but they probably
> heard of Knoppix before -- at least in Germany. These people are likely
> to read PC journals.
> I wasn't speaking about the pros and cons of LiveCD's. I was talking
> about the mistakes we make if we don't think of advanced computer users!
> We start saying things like
> (1) "No one outside a core group of geeks knows what knoppix is.",
> (2) "calling it gnoppix is marketing to the wrong group", and
> (3) "calling it gnoppix is confusing to newbies."
> Now, (1) is wrong according to my experience, (2) needs some serious
> thinking, and (3) is wrong because a computer newbie hardly knows what
> 'Gnoppix', 'GNOME' or a 'LiveCD' is.
> Hopefully, this was a better description. If not, please let me know.
> Cheers,
> Claus
> P.S.: Speaking of LiveCDs in general: Without a graphical partion tool,
> and without a graphical installation assistent, the utility of LiveCDs
> for marketing are overestimated, IMHO.
> --
> marketing-list mailing list
> marketing-list gnome org

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]