Saturday, April 26, 2008

Ubuntu InstaLiveCD

As a result of all of the recent development with Ubuntu (the new version is out) I have thought of something interesting: to allow a liveCD to instantly (+ the time it takes to burn a CD) be created based on the current operating sustem:

When installing for the first time, it would ask whether or not to keep the extra files. If 'yes' then this feature would be enabled. Then, when you inserted a blank CD, one of the options on the right-click menu would be 'make a CD to put this operation system on somebody's else's computer. It's not that useful, but would be very useful for any Linux user who wants to spread it around.

2 comments:

Ron S

April 28, 2008 at 9:16 PM

You're in luck!

Linux Journal: Creating a Complete Distribution on CD.

It's a fairly time-intensive and long process (at least when you do it the first time) so it's probably not feasable for many users who want the "Insta" part to be true; but at least it's possible. I used to be involved with the development of a Ubuntu-derivitave project which started that way.

Malcolm

April 28, 2008 at 9:59 PM

Oh. Cool. But yeah, it doesn't have the insta-bit. Imagine if you could even select new programs to include with it :P