Response to "Getting Fedora Out of the If-Then Loop"

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Thu Feb 25 20:45:21 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 02:48:33PM -0500, Luke Macken wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 05:11:50PM -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > If you care about $SPIN then 99.9% of your work should be concerned with
> > the post-install experience.  Live media is neat, and useful as a
> > trial/marketing tool.  But they shouldn't be the primary way we're
> > distributing our product. 
> Not exactly, Mike.  Sure, you can install the Security Spin if you want,
> but if you're doing a forensic analysis of a box, live media is
> essential.

And there are other interesting twists to this particular case, like
turning off automount behavior and other stuff that touches storage.
There continue to be a lot of live CDs in existence for use in the
security/forensics sphere because that's a field with truly special

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