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Re: debian live

#21 Postby richb » Wed May 16, 2012 11:09 am

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Re: debian live

#22 Postby arjaybe » Wed May 16, 2012 12:11 pm

So it's a line of proprietary snacks. Thank goodness. I thought it might have been beer and that would have meant beer and ice cream. :eek:
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Re: debian live

#23 Postby uncle mark » Wed May 16, 2012 12:30 pm

arjaybe wrote:So it's a line of proprietary snacks. Thank goodness. I thought it might have been beer and that would have meant beer and ice cream. :eek:


And there would be something wrong with that, how?
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#24 Postby benny_fletch » Wed May 16, 2012 12:45 pm

uncle mark wrote:And there would be something wrong with that, how?

My thoughts exactly.
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Re: debian live

#25 Postby arjaybe » Wed May 16, 2012 2:41 pm

uncle mark wrote:
arjaybe wrote:So it's a line of proprietary snacks. Thank goodness. I thought it might have been beer and that would have meant beer and ice cream. :eek:


And there would be something wrong with that, how?


Oh, right. I keep forgetting about American beer. Up here it's strong enough to curdle the ice cream.-)
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Re: debian live

#26 Postby lucky9 » Wed May 16, 2012 2:55 pm

Small (traditionally so) Hamburgers. Started in upper Midwest. Chicago I think. One of the first fast-food successes. Grilled onions were part of the basic recipe. Available some places boxed, in grocery freezers.
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Re: debian live

#27 Postby Adrian » Wed May 16, 2012 5:05 pm

I tried Live Debian (KDE), it works very nice, very fast to boot.

Some things I didn't like
- didn't detect the WiFi card
- doesn't have a GUI for installing software (people might want to install software, ya know... I can understand that's not a priority for a Live distro, but it can be useful for people who want to test the system, plus you can actually install software if you need in the live session)
- gnash instead of Adobe Flash (understandable choice for free software, however it won't play Hulu and other stuff that depends on Adobe Flash latest version)
- old software in squeeze, for example chromium version in Debian is 6, current one is 19 (I know stability over new features, but in this kind of cases the could probably upgrade non-core things like browsers, I think it's better and safer to upgrade a browser to a new version than to use an old version that has bugs that are already fixed in the new version) or Iceweasel 3.5 instead of Firefox 12... I guess it depends if your focus is servers or desktop users, if you want to serve desktop users that's not quite acceptable. Sure you can get newer stuff from other sources but that's beside the point.

Other than my thought was that I don't know why Warren bothers to make a Debian Live distro anymore...

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Re: debian live

#28 Postby robert1 » Wed May 16, 2012 10:46 pm

Adrian wrote:I tried Live Debian (KDE), it works very nice, very fast to boot.

Some things I didn't like
- old software in squeeze, for example chromium version in Debian is 6, current one is 19 (I know stability over new features, but in this kind of cases the could probably upgrade non-core things like browsers, I think it's better and safer to upgrade a browser to a new version than to use an old version that has bugs that are already fixed in the new version) or Iceweasel 3.5 instead of Firefox 12... I guess it depends if your focus is servers or desktop users, if you want to serve desktop users that's not quite acceptable. Sure you can get newer stuff from other sources but that's beside the point.

Other than my thought was that I don't know why Warren bothers to make a Debian Live distro anymore...


i need to point out that this Debian Live distro is old. it was released over a year ago. Debian has not released a updated version yet & i do not think that they will until Wheezy becomes Stable. you really should not judge Debian just because of this old live cd.
if you are wanting to try a "testing" release of Debian, the best thing to do is ether create a partition on your HD, or install another HD, download the testing version Debian Netinstall, & use the KDE "Pre-Seed option at bootup. once installed, you will find that the software is more up-to-date.

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Re: debian live

#29 Postby malspa » Wed May 16, 2012 11:40 pm

robert1 wrote:i need to point out that this Debian Live distro is old. it was released over a year ago. Debian has not released a updated version yet & i do not think that they will until Wheezy becomes Stable.


Well, it's 6.0.4 -- the 4th Squeeze update, released in January, 2012.

http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/cur ... so-hybrid/

But, yeah, as Adrian said, there's outdated software, if that's a concern. For example, I added Google Chrome instead of using the old Chromium version they have. For most things besides the web browser, I don't mind software that's a couple of years old, as long as it's working.

For the GUI for installing software, I simply installed Synaptic.

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Re: debian live

#30 Postby Adrian » Wed May 16, 2012 11:59 pm

I almost never use GUI to install software, I prefer aptitude, but for newbies it would be a good thing to have at least one GUI way to install software (by default).


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