> I'm sorry if I sound like a curmudgeon but this is just what
> when you hear developers promising the world year after year and the
> world simply never showing up.
Point(s) taken. I won't argue - you are right.
However, I'd just like to flag up the popularity of Knoppix.
Who really would have predicted two years ago that it would be common
for people to hand out live CDs at public meetings, or engineers take
along a Knoppix CD to rescue and diagnose sick systems (I do).
At the UKUUG meeting there was a presentation from Sunderland University
on preparing custom Knoppix CDs for their staff and students this year.
Other places will be doing similar.
I fully recognise this is a different scenario.
Actually, development of this idea is "in process". See
The idea is to develop a live CD that can be given out at scientific
conferences. These CDs would allow a scientist to share their work
by working on a common repository (the mother doyen) using a common
platform (the daughter doyen).
This would open up a new market for Fedora, building and maintaining
a custom scientific ecosystem.