Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 30th Jul 2005 02:20 UTC, submitted by gireesh
Zeta YellowTAB released a Zeta 1.0 LiveCD and they are charging just 10 Euros for it. If you return it you get a 5 Euro discount toward the normal CD version of 1.0.
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by zizban on Sat 30th Jul 2005 02:27 UTC
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Not to troll here, but 10 Euros for a live cd? I mean, I know they have cover their bandwith costs, but c'mon!

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RE: Hmmm
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 30th Jul 2005 02:31 in reply to "Hmmm"
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I agree. LiveCD are made to advertize your OS, so you don't charge for them.
Bandwith costs? None if you use bittorrent.

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RE[2]: Hmmm
by on Sat 30th Jul 2005 03:11 in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
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"LiveCD are made to advertize your OS, so you don't charge for them."

This is OSNews, so I'll forgive your ignorance here. Live CDs aren't *just* for advertising one's OS. They are also infinitely useful for recovering a hosed system as you're presented with a full set of tools rather than a basic set.

There's really no good reason why the standard install CDs of an OS should not be live CDs; DragonFly is distributed as such, as id FreeBSD (as of 5.4, IIRC).

Having a seperate install CD when one can use a Live CD to do that same job and more, is brain-dead, and relegating a Live CD to be an advertisement for one's software is a pretty silly thing to do.

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