[IAEP] [Marketing] [SoaS] [MARKETING] Get Sugar landing page

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 16:45:32 EDT 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 4:33 PM, pbrobinson at gmail.com
<pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Walter,
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've been doing some work on the Get Sugar landing page in the wiki,
>> which has been the source of some confusion amongst our potential user
>> community. My proposed modifications (See
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:Walter/Get_Sugar) are an attempt to
>> streamline and consolidate the instructions for first-time users.
>> Feedback and testing requested.
> Some feedback....
> For the Mac side of things I think we would be better dealing with it
> from a direct boot option and then having a separate virtualisation
> option as in terms of GUI say VirtualBox is the same across all
> platforms.

Do we have a robust direct boot option? I thought that was still
causing more headaches than it was worth (from the support

I agree that we should note that the VM solution works on all
platforms, not just the Mac.

> Also I'd like to note that its been discussed in the past about doing
> images for particular virtualisation platforms and the reason we've
> shied away from that is because all virtualisation platforms support
> booting of .iso files and its then easy to do an install from there.
> By doing this it allows us to ship and QA a single image and support
> it on both physical and virtual platforms. If we support VIrtualBox we
> should probably also support VMWare, Hyper-V, KVM and Xen. Who's going
> to do all that testing when we have barely the resources to do a
> single image.

It seems that Tom has been testing Virtual Box. If other VMs have
testers, we can add those to the list.

> Peter
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Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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