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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: New project: Debian-Med

Le Lundi 7 Janvier 2002 22:17, Karsten Hilbert a écrit :
> Hello Brian, hello Andreas,
> I have had inquiries by interested German doctors on how they
> can "obtain" a version of, say, GNUMed to try out on their
> machines at home. To date I have had to tell them: "Go grab
> the source."
> A Debian-med distro will make such things a lot easier.
> May I suggest the following: For some projects it may be
> possible to create ISO images with the following properties:
>  - Put it in a running machine and it starts a front end that
>    connects to sample backends on the internet/started from
>    this CD.
>  - Put it in a booting machine and a minimalistic X-based
>    Linux environment shows up running a demo version of the
>    application in question.
> Now I know that this might very well eat up some serious
> resources but I thought I'd mention it anyway. For some

This (nearly) is precisely what is done by demolinux, see 

put a working install on a bootable CD with the required applications, 
boot of the CD,
use WITHOUT installing or even touching the harddisk.

Isn"t that marvelous ? This can be adapted to any other specific application.

Best regards,

Nicolas Pettiaux
Avenue du Pérou 29
B-1000 Brussels

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