[CentOS-devel] LiveCD development

Dag Wieers dag at centos.org
Sat May 2 11:01:37 UTC 2009


On Fri, 1 May 2009, Scott Silva wrote:

> 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.
>>
>> Result: Another potential user lost.
>>
>> Surely that didn't really need to be spelt out for you, Marcus?
>
> 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...

So you prefer someone whose hardware would work on CentOS not use CentOS 
because he is under the impression that it does not work.

This eg. includes wireless. If they use the LiveCD, no wireless.

Seems counter-productive. And yes there is a good reason to run an 
enterprise linux on a netbook or a laptop. Saying there are better 
alternatives is a very personal statement.

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