[Linux-aus] Grant proposal: Software Freedom Day CDs for Australia

Arjen Lentz arjen at lentz.com.au
Sat Jun 14 14:26:24 EST 2008

Hi Steve,

On 14/06/2008, at 10:20 AM, Steve Walsh wrote:
> Arjen Lentz wrote:
>> I'd be in favour of that. Ubuntu is like the only non-frisbie Linux
>> distro IMHO, at least right now. I don't think Fedora cuts it in that
>> sense
> At Cebit 2008, the ratio of requests for Fedora 9 CD vs requests for
> Ubuntu CD's were about 4 to 1.

Different audience I reckon, and if people specifically ask for Fedora  
they already know more.

The Ubuntu LiveCD also has Windows tools (Firefox and such), and then  
it has the LiveCD component.
Once installed, the behaviour and setup is very comfortable for noobs.
But it's not any individual step, it's the whole trail that makes it  

Not saying noone else can do it, just haven't seen it done elsewhere  
yet. Ubuntu specifically focuses on this.

Arjen Lentz, Founder @ Open Query
http://openquery.com.au/   (ph. +61-7-3103 0809)
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