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RE: [vox] What would you include?
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RE: [vox] What would you include?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Stickel [mailto:jjstickel@sbcglobal.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:00 AM
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox] What would you include?
> 
> 
> Trevor Lango wrote:
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Richard Crawford [mailto:rscrawford@mossroot.com]
> >>Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 9:40 AM
> >>To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> >>Subject: [vox] What would you include?
> >>
> >>
> >>I'm giving a talk next week to a bunch of library students
> >>about open source software.  As part of that talk, I thought 
> >>I'd create some CD's with some Windows-friendly OSS software 
> >>like Mozilla, etc.  Something like GNU-Win, but without so 
> >>many programs that won't get used -- I don't want to 
> >>intimidate anyone.
> >>
> >>If you were burning such a CD, what would you include?  My
> >>immediate thought is to include...
> >>
> >>1.  Mozilla
> >>2.  Thunderbird
> >>3.  OpenOffice.org
> >>
> >>Anything else?
> >>
> >>And how easy would it be to create such a CD?  Is it just as
> >>simple as including the installation files on the CD?
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > TheOpenCD sounds like a good candidate...? 
> > (http://theopencd.sunsite.dk/) It is like GnuWinII but with 
> far less 
> > packages.
> > 
> 
> I actually don't see GNUWin's large program set as being a 
> problem.  I 
> understand the potential of being overwhelmed, but the html 
> interface of 
> GNUWin does a good job with keeping it under control and guiding the 
> user.  You may want to highlight the more significant 
> programs (Mozilla, 
> OpenOffice.org) either with a separate handout or written on the CD 
> label.  If you are handing out a CD, it might as well be full!

I would tend to agree with Jonathan on this one. TheOpenCD is a fairly new
project and almost seems a little too light at the moment.

> I have not tried TheOpenCD, but it does look like a viable 
> option.  I'm 
> curious what user interface it has, if any.

Check out the screenshot page: http://theopencd.sunsite.dk/screenshots.php


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