On 4/18/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 18/04/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram(a)fedoraproject.org>
> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > +1 this seems deserving of answer. I like Fedora, use it all the time,
> > and so rarely need a liveCD. And I am finding it harder to suggest
> > Fedora to newbies. The LiveCD doesn't seem like that's going to
> > change. I''m simply not suggesting any Linux since I'm only
> > with Fedora. The LiveCD certainly has a cool factor. But in the
> > hypothetical scenario of a perfect LiveCD, what are the benefits? What
> > are the hypothetical use cases of said perfect Live Fedora?
> Live CD is useful since it is a single disk that you can distribute and
> get a reasonably good GNOME and KDE desktop. Perfect? no, but it is
> definitely getting better with every version overall.
What does it provide that Knoppix/Slax does not? Or is RH doing this
"because they can"?
There's a specific livecd list where these issues have been discussed
extensively in the past. Among the reasons advanced for producing a
LiveCD have been:
* Deployment without an install -- this can be useful for people that
don't want to mess with anaconda for some reason, it can allow
creating a snapshot of rawhide to test resolution of ongoing issues
It can also allow very quick and easy reimaging if there's some
problem (yes, I know kickstart is an ideal solution for this, but if
you don't want to learn it then you can just put a CD in each machine
and hit the reset button if you suspect that it's been messed with --
no, I wouldn't do it that way but it's a usage-case that some people
* It allows instant re-creation of a familiar workspace in a new environment
* Quick and easy testing of unfamiliar hardware to see if it will
work well with Fedora -- as regards this as far as I'm concerned I'd
welcome an early indication that a motherboard contains some non-Free
garbage hardware that's going to be a pain to maintain in the future.
All the above and more have been discussed extensively and with
convincing examples and rationales on the appropriate list. This
conversation seems like noise from people that haven't bothered to
research the issue.
Please, end this thread.