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Re: [vox] What would you include?



This cd is really cool.

If I go to this web site can I make my own?

I'm somewhat new to this stuff so forgive my newbish question.

If I do d/l to my pc, do I have to do anything fancy or does it self start?

Jimbo
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Trevor Lango" <TLango@cityofvacaville.com>
To: <vox@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:08 AM
Subject: 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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