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Re: XGL Live CD - *must see this now*

  • Subject: Re: XGL Live CD - *must see this now*
  • From: "[H]omer" <spam@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 17:40:04 +0100
  • In-reply-to: <pan.2006.>
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On 27/05/2006 16:15, ray spake thusly:

> On Sat, 27 May 2006 07:41:50 +0100, [H]omer wrote:
>> http://kororaa.org/static.php?page=static060318-181203
>> Wow.

> I tried the kororaa Live CD a month or so ago. It is really cool. I 
> don't see a whole lot of practical use right now, but it's quite 
> possible that in a few years we won't see how we ever got along 
> without it.

AFAICT and IMHO the average Windows user puts style before content;
hence their moans of "Linux is ugly". The more eye-candy and gimmicks
like this that we can throw at those type of people, the more of them we
can convert. Maybe the wrong method; but the right idea, and most
importantly, the right end result.

Linux is important; not just because of FOSS (even if we do have to
compromise *some* principles for the sake of better hardware support),
but also because it is becoming ever more urgent that we migrate away
from DRM culture and the corporate influence on individual's Freedom.
The proprietary "blobs" that may form an initially important part of
that migration process can be dealt with *after* we have succeeded in
converting the masses, but face the facts; those proprietary components
are essential ... right now ... maybe not to you; maybe not to "Joe
G.P.L. Geek", but definitely to the principle target converts.

So I say, good luck to Kororaa. I'm sure they'll find a way of
integrating the proprietary modules in a way that will quiet the

I certainly hope so.

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