Dropping Gimp from the live cd

Rui Tiago Cação Matos tiagomatos at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 19:28:31 UTC 2009

2009/8/5 Máirín Duffy <duffy at fedoraproject.org>:
> I guess this could be achieved in other ways though. Like when we were
> at the FUDcon Berlin booth, Nicu and I created a graphic and made a
> video showing all the steps of the graphic's creation so it could be
> played back as a demonstration of what Fedora can do. Along those lines,
> we could have a set of videos that could be played to give the demos,
> although it would be cool to also have the apps used in the demos
> available for people visiting the booth to play with. ('you saw what we
> did, now it's your turn to try' kind of thing)

Really nice, so what about this:

* Make the desktop spin a GNOME showcase. A very good general purpose
desktop without the heavy productivity apps if those would take away
from an awesome desktop because of the space constraint, but otherwise
a really slick and immediately useful desktop for the average user.

* Make the default Firefox homepage (and maybe also an icon on the
desktop to open it called "Discover Fedora") be an URL to a fedora
hosted webpage with all those wonderful videos (theora encoded!), nice
explanations for new users etc. *And* a link on the side "Install this
software" which would fire up PackageKit to install, say, GIMP and
Inkscape as showcased on the video.

  - This webpage could then go on and contain a paragraph with
developer tools and the same kind of link. Idem for office apps,
scientific/math tools, server foo, virtualization, etc.

Btw, this would work both on the installed system as well as on the
live system as long as the computer has enough RAM to install the


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