> > Has anyone actually used one of these? Are they for advanced users,
> > or just for repair/admin
>> Well, they're really just cute toys :-) No, seriously, they're a bootable CD
> runnable rescue disk type thing. The ISO image is 45MB so you're not going
> to have a comprehensive Linux - I'd imagine xemacs is out :-)
>Hmmm, not so good. *thinking* I wonder what else I could fire on one of these
CD's - the Fudgie Factor is far too high to miss out on...
> > or would it be possible to give 'em out as freebies for people who
> > want to try Linux?
>> Possible - yes. Useful - absolutely not. The simplest tryout is probably
> Corel, or there's a new distribution (is it DragonLinux) which is installed
> as one big file on a 'doze partition, and then there's a launcher which runs
> from 'doze.
>DragonLinux seems to be about the same size as the BBC, so that might be an
idea. I know the process is entirely different, but still. Which reminds me of
another question - I presume the BBC has to write data somewhere, I wonder where
Also, yes, it is DragonLinux, and one of the first things I noticed on their
site was this - "First you will need to get a copy of DragonLinux. Head over to
the download section or order the CD. (CD Not yet avaliable)". LOL
> > case. I might even PAY for them!!! :)
>> We were trying to get them without paying for them - this is where this all
> started, months ago, from a post by John Gay which I followed up on, and
> it's carried on right through the death of Linuxcare's IPO. As it stands, it
> now appears that the only way you'll get them is by paying for them.
>Ah, I was kidding about that. I think it's only right that companies should pay
for them, cost price anyway. In fact I would mind paying a *small bit* over
cost, to help cover the overall cost. It's different for LUG members though,
they'd probably actually use 'em. They'd only be fudgies for me - handouts.
All said and done though, it seems the BBC's would be pretty useless to me as a
handout - I'm looking for something like Corel in a natty format, for clients
and prospects I tell about Linux, that express an interest in trying it out -
and it's fairly surprising the number of people that do. It would be nice to
just whip out a business card sized distro and say, "Well, off you go then."
Thanks for the reply Niall.
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