[CentOS-devel] LiveCD development

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri May 1 23:32:52 UTC 2009


on 5-1-2009 12:19 PM Alan Bartlett spake the following:
> On 01/05/2009, Marcus Moeller <mail-7BlZPJ8e1eab+SiqwsCprbNAH6kLmebB at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> 
>>  > So it becomes effectively useless for everyone with a netbook/laptop and
>>  > needs wireless ? I cannot use the LiveCD unless I somehow transfer the
>>  > firmware (or remake the LiveCD), you loose users, hurt the project.
>>
>>
>> I am not sure if missing netbook support leads in loosing our audience.
> 
> Novice user: I'd like to see if a reliable, well respected Linux
> kernel based OS runs on my laptop / notebook.
> 
> Venerable wizard: Obtain copies of the various LiveCDs that are
> available and test.
> 
> Novice user: This works, that works, CentOS doesn't work ( ---> into
> the trash it goes), Ubuntu works, . . .
> 
> Result: Another potential user lost.
> 
> Surely that didn't really need to be spelt out for you, Marcus?
> 
> Alan.
The opposite would also be true...
Novice tries CentOS live CD and says "Wow, this works great. I want to install
CentOS!". Several hours later as he DL's the CD's to install it ,"Now this
piece of @#&% doesn't work". Also into the trash...

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