[Fwd: Re: Windows FOSS on the Live CD -- the OOo2 question]

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[Fwd: Re: Windows FOSS on the Live CD -- the OOo2 question]

Michael Richter-5
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> From: Michael T. Richter <[hidden email]>
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> 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
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> 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.
>
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