On 2014-08-09 00:46 (GMT+0200) Reindl Harald composed:
> So what's a live media boot good for if not things little
> than live media boot can support
to test Fedora without install it on a computer
already running a different OS
That is only *a* reason.
> (what one does not do every day)? Shouldn't live media
> have some carrots to compensate for their sloth?
for the usecase of this topic there are special distributions
One might rather have one good live that does most or all things one needs
live for than a whole bunch of limited purpose media which one might need to
guess what purpose caused their presence in a larger live media collection.
> Then again, when I need a live media boot, I only trust the
> live media granddaddy to have everything I need
you can't have *everything* you *may* need in every imagineable
situation and since the space on a live-CD is not endless you
need to draw a line and include packages useful for *most*
users to get a feeling if Fedora could be the right OS for
CD, probably, but most who can download or use a CD can do the same with a
DVD, and a DVD can do most things well for which one uses live media. Testing
of a distro is a whole panoply of special cases frequently changing.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
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