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Johnny Jelinek IV johnnyjiv at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 19:28:46 BST 2008

Would this require anyone wanting to test it out to install anything? If so,
this is a bad option.  People don't want to jump through hoops to try
something out.

On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 1:23 PM, François Tissandier <
francois.tissandier at gmail.com> wrote:

> > One other idea I have. Couldn't we, with the help of ajax and our geek
> > experiences build something like a mockup ubuntu system "on the web".
> > I mean, the basic installation screen with some applications ready to be
> > started. Could be only screenshots opening but wouldn't that be great as
> > a sort of very interactive slideshow of what ubuntu has to offer ?
> Sounds like a good idea! Screenshots are too static, videos are better,
> but the best would definately to be able to "test" the OS live.
> Ajax and other technology will require a lot of work I think, and it
> won't be the real experience.
> I have maybe another idea, but it's a bit out of scope: why can't
> Canonical install a test machine (or several test machines on different
> locations to have a fast access no matter where you are) with an NX
> server, and offers to visitors of the ubuntu website to open a session
> remotely thanks to a web plugin? NX is much better than VNC in my
> opinion (native resolution display, no ugly JPG compression, very fast),
> so it could be the easiest and fastest way to test the desktop if you
> have a DSL connection.
> And we could offer Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu... Embedded in a web
> browser. Of course you can't play video, but with a good bandwith, sound
> is working quite well!
> Of course, it requires to have some big servers here and there to handle
> all the sessions. But I was really impressed when i tested KDE this way
> the first time. Almost like a local session, especially if you install
> the software client (available for Linux, Windows and OSX!) and choose
> fullscreen session. I work often on my home computer from remote places
> thanks to NX, it's really bloody fast.
> It's just an idea, but I think it could really be an impressive demo,
> and is there anything like that to test Vista or Mac OSX? I don't think
> so...
>        François
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