[Fwd: Re: Windows FOSS on the Live CD -- the OOo2 question]
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> From: Michael T. Richter <[hidden email]>
> Reply-To: [hidden email] > To: Santiago Roza <[hidden email]>
> Subject: Re: Windows FOSS on the Live CD -- the OOo2 question
> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 21:07:09 +0800
> On Wed, 2006-22-02 at 09:48 -0300, Santiago Roza wrote:
> > we're mixing two different issues here. one of them is the need for a
> > win32 foss cd (which no one denies), and the other is the idea that
> > such cd should be the ubuntu livecd (which is at least questionable).
> > many things are necessary. but most of them don't come in the ubuntu
> > livecd, taking precious space, do they?
> The LiveCD is one of the best marketing tools Ubuntu (and possibly even
> Linux as a whole) has. It's a risk-free boot of another OS with full
> functionality. It's a good step into the free software world that
> advocates can use to convert people.
> But not everybody wants an OS. They want other apps, maybe, like an
> office suite. Or a chat client that gets rid of the icon clutter at the
> bottom of their screen. Having that on the LiveCD is good PR -- it
> gives them a non-threatening entrance into the free software world AND
> it gives them something they can try later on when they're braver.
> Michael T. Richter
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