On 08/27/2016 12:27 AM, Linux Kamarada wrote:
:-) Good morning!
As the openSUSE Team decided not to do official Live
media for Leap
42.1 (maybe that decision remains for 42.2?), I decided to help the
project trying to do Live media myself. You can check my work here:
I think Live media are worth it because they are the
entrance port for
many newbies to Linux. I myself tried Linux a lot before actually
installing it. They are also useful in many scenarios. I myself used
Live media many times at school and university to avoid Windows
viruses and use my favorite desktop and software.
With that Leap 42.2 Live media, I tried to come as close as possible
from a clean openSUSE Leap 42.2 install made using Network install.
Every year, the marketing team from Novell come round various cities doing their
show and tell. They usually include a few 'partners', always, it seems, IBM.
They always hand out a folder of DVDs for the latest installation. I have a
collection of these panning the better part of a decade on my shelf :-)
They've also given out USB sticks. These have copied of the presentations and
more marketing material, spec sheets and such. They have been 2G sticks.
This last year there was no USB stick. I asked why and was told that interested
parties could download same from the web site. I'm not sure that such economy
I tried making the point that if you multiply the number of attendees (there
were between 150 and 200 at the event here in Toronto) by the number of cities
and look at the cost of printing up the folder and pair of DVDs they handed out,
and then compared that to the cost in bulk of a 16G DVD with a 'live' version
LEAP/SLED/SLES and a download icon, and all the marketing material as PDF and
HTML, the sticks being green with a logo and name and url, it actually works out
cheaper. You can, guys, verify this for yourself. There are quite a number of
sites on-line that offer this service; make up one image and supply the GIF of
the imprint on the side of the stick. Yes, you could probably make a 'live' in
8G but 16G lets you run it for real and save the result. As Antonio points out
many people can use this safely at work or at an internet café. Having a decent
'save' space allows customization and configuration of preferences, email
set-up, and more.
You may think that the reaction from the marketeers at the SUSE Linux Day when I
suggested this was a sort of 'deer in the headlights'. You'd be wrong.
started with stony silence. once I presented the cost figures I had an argument
on my hands. it was an odd sort of argument. It never touched on my parentage
or personal habits, but then again it never touched on economics ether. It
seemed to revolve around just the opposite of what Antonio claims.
But then again I'm not sure; dealing with sales-critters and marketing critters
is often confusing, especially if they have a great deal of technical knowledge,
and these guys really know their product! They really do!
I think a LiveUSB is a great project, a great way of memetically (aka 'mind
virus') infiltrating Linux and specifically SUSE into a ecosystem.
I'm just sorry I can't help Antonio with his specific problems.
Q: Are you sure?
> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
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