Re: Create your own customised GNOME liveCD

On 7/25/05, Corey Burger <corey burger gmail com> wrote:
> The idea of an installable live cd is a great one, until you realize
> the implications.
> The basically makes Gnome a distribution, which does the following bad things:
> 1. Gnome does not have the support structure to support average users,

> nor should it gain one. 

Then what are communities good for? People love to support each other.
What the fsck do you think Microsoft is making its money with? It is
tens of millions of people who do unpaid support by helping out their
parents, grandparents,  relatives and friends. A simple example: how
many people are really able to install a wlan at home? My guess is
only 10% of those who have one installed. And the communities are one
of the greatest strengths of open source. Tell me one good reason why
not to build on it.

> That is the job of Novell, RH, Ubuntu, etc.

and Microsoft? By the way; why has Canonical kicked out support to
Ubuntu instead of doing it under its own name? Simply because that is
not managable for a company. Have you ever bought a SuSE and called
their support? They are callcenter loonies having no clue and giving
you circular answers. Example: the colored side of the DVD must be

> 2. You further divide up the mindshare, but directly competeing with
> the above mentioned distros

Consequently thinking your reasoning to the end means that GNOME
should disappear from public to avoid "dividing mindshare".

> So lets leave the live cd as a nice test bed

Yes, and lets rename the marketing list into anti-marketing list. |-(


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