On Fri, Oct 23, 1998 at 05:00:45PM -0500, matthew.r.pavlovich.1 wrote: [..] > I think it is also critical for us to set up a standard window/desktop > manager configuration. [..] For what little it's worth, I am working on in my head a live filesystem version of Debian that is designed to cater to a windoze user.. The idea is still being toyed with in my head, but I think I know how to do it the best and I have the background in working with everything from macs to windoze to OS/2 -AND- I have experience with successfully teaching Linux to a complete computer illiterate who needs tech support to help him install a sound card in win95. The organization I have in mind is a mixed system that can do console or X, has the ability to build kernels at least, uses things like a slightly customized exim (diverted exim.conf) and joe (probably another diverted config file) as well as vim/emacs, a couple of very configurable window managers such as icewm and window maker, etc.. The key to making it work will be the experimental root-on-fs-image along with a fairly simple setup script which can be used to install the thing in about 5 minutes onto any RW-mountable filesystem and set up things like dialup internet (wvdial) and stuff.. What I need to work on it is about 500 megs free HD space and either someone willing to build a CD image and test it or about 800 megs and a CD-R. Right now I'd settle for a plain CD-ROM though (I currently don't have one) I'm thinking about including GNU/Win32 stuff on the CD as well, might be useful for those windoze people to have that to play with.. -- Show me the code or get out of my way.
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