[Linux-aus] LA's SFD CD Run
mickandjane at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 21:46:54 EST 2009
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On 8/25/09, Andrew Cowie <andrew at operationaldynamics.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 15:21 +1000, Michael Still wrote:
>> Sure. I already said I was settling on CD-R as a reasonable alternative
>> to my actual everyone-should-download-it-themselves stance.
> I suppose the other factor [besides bandwidth & availability, which
> admittedly is pretty good if you're talking about the streets of, say,
> Melbourne] is that "here, boot this" is a lot more palatable than "go to
> this URL, download .iso and burn a CD of it, then boot it" (especially
> if one's experience of burning CDs is, at best, copying someone else's
> music CDs).
> But other than "here, this is bootable", I must admit I'm not that in to
> [the cost of producing and then] handing out CDs. I tend to think that
> the number of people who are going to realize what booting means (as
> opposed to "put this in your drive and install the software you find
> there!") is low. Perhaps I'm wrong, but we've all been there, done that,
> you know?
> Heh. What we really need is "got your laptop? Great! Here, just plug
> $this cable into mine, and ZAAAAAAAP now you're running Linux. Isn't
> that great? We told you the GPL was viral."
> Andrew Frederick Cowie
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