[Sugar-devel] easier installation of soas
Carol Farlow Lerche
cafl at msbit.com
Sun Mar 1 15:47:14 EST 2009
Make the LiveCD have a usb maker on the desktop when launched.
On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 12:41 PM, David Farning <dfarning at sugarlabs.org>wrote:
> This become an issue of cost effectiveness. I understand Branded USBs
> are on the order of $8 a stick.
> The Fedora Ambassadors tried giving away USB keys. Thye found that
> they were not cost effective. The high cost per unit combined with
> the low 'stick rate' made them unfeasible. I understand everybody who
> walked by, grabbed a stick. After all, who turns down a free USB
> stick. With CDs people who grab one at least have some level of
> interest about the product.
> This leads me to believe that good old LiveCDs will continue to be our
> primary introduction method. USB keys will be a higher cost method
> for higher potential users.
> For example: We give a way CDs in our booth at a conference. We give
> away USB sticks as part of Sugar related talks.
> 2009/3/1 Eben Eliason <eben at laptop.org>:
> > As I understand it, this cannot be so simple because it needs to be a
> > bootable image, and not just a set of files. I'd also suspect there's
> > partitioning being done (not sure) so that user data can still be
> > stored on it as well.
> > An alternative proposal (if Sugar Labs is willing to assume the
> > overhead involved) is to offer "Sugarsticks" at cost to those who want
> > them. We could even brand them with the sugar logo, perhaps, in its
> > variety of colors. Reducing the barrier to entry like this would make
> > it really easy for people to try, and "commercializing" like this
> > gives the project a certain credibility; a realness.
> > In a way, we could give kids an attachment to their "Sugarstick"
> > similar to that of kids to their XOs.
> > - Eben
> > On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>
> >> Hi,
> >> I'm wondering if it may be possible to lower further the barrier for
> >> the less technical users that want to download sugar on a stick.
> >> Maybe we could offer a .zip for download that can be expanded on a
> >> bootable usb stick and just work?
> >> Regards,
> >> Tomeu
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