Subject: Re: which live CD do you prefer?
To: Liam J. Foy <>
From: Gilles Gravier <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/07/2006 08:12:44
Installing is indeed quick... BUT... it requires space on a hard disk. 
When you want to "look" at an environment (and not just the OS) to see 
how it behaves, you need much more than the simple installation. You 
need to get some apps and a user environment.

That is why the live CD is so popular. And much less elitist. Not 
everybody has disk space to afford to install an OS just for the sake of 
trying it out... Even if it's the best on the planet (and even that 
criterium is subjective as well as depending on what purpose you use it 

Maybe it's time to build a proper NetBSD 3.0 live CD with a nice GUI and 
apps to match. :)


Liam J. Foy a écrit :
> On 10:53, Thu 06 Apr 06, Larson, Timothy E. wrote:
>> Anybody have a preference for which NetBSD live CD is "better": the
>> official NetBSD 2 Live, or NeWBIE?  I wanted to contribute a couple for
>> a local upcoming "installfest" to introduce others to NetBSD, and want
>> to provide the best possible "overall experience".
>> Thanks,
>> Tim
> You could install NetBSD 3.0 in minutes. Maybe you could just provide
> NetBSD 3.0 CDs? I've never used any NetBSD live CD, never been a fan
> of them. 
> Just a suggestion,


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