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Re: [opensuse-factory] About the Live CDs (PLEASE READ)
  • From: "Brian K. White" <brian@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:04:37 -0400
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On 6/8/2012 10:55 AM, Stephan Kulow wrote:
Am 07.06.2012 18:54, schrieb Carlos E. R.:
On 2012-06-07 18:48, Ken Schneider - openSUSE wrote:

Then there is a need for a rescue CD besides the live CD. The
rescue CD would only need necessary admin tools and docs.

Which is what I'm advocating: a smaller live CD, for rescue and
fast install, perhaps with xfce, and larger USB image for gnome and

Guido wanted to have a xfce live cd anyway and perhaps on that one we
can concentrate on rescue tools and leave aside show cases.

Greetings, Stephan

I would like such a cd enough that I hesitate to bugger the possible process by suggesting lxde instead of xfce. I would preferr it, but please, even xfce is fine, just not gnome or kde!

In either case, avoid including a bunch of gnome stuff to fill in the missing pieces. wicd instead of networkmanager please etc.

I've been very happy with lubuntu on a Vaio P. (except for the GMA500 video driver problem that is universal to all linux)
It normally comes with a bunch of gnome stuff to fill in the missing pieces for a nice convenient desktop, but there are non-gnome options that work almost as well. And frankly I think wicd works _better_ than networkmanager. There are non-gnome bluetooth and pulseaudio and power manager plugins for lxpanel and they work essentially fine even if the experience is less polished and consistent than the same gnome or kde components.

But such a desktop would be a very different from other suse desktops. It would not be a "suse experience" really. The marketing people might care a lot about that and I can't even really fault them. You *should* be careful what you put your name on. Maybe it's good enough to just somehow make sure it's always obvious to the user that the thing they are using is not the normal suse system, so a newbie or stranger doesn't judge the distribution by this thing.
Think up a cool name for it that distinguishes. It's not "opensuse" but "opensuse hospital" or "opensuse technician" or "microsuse" or something. geeks toolbox, pocketsuse, ususe, techsuse, susetech, puppysuse, damn small suse, knuse, snoppix ? hehe

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