When will we see a monster HD-DVD/Blu-ray Linux Live disc?

Summary:My guess is that the way to promote Linux is to give people a safe, secure and no-fuss way to try out different distros before committing to one.

My guess is that the way to promote Linux is to give people a safe, secure and no-fuss way to try out different distros before committing to one.

Assuming that the average Linux distro is about 600-700MB you could get about five onto a DVD.  That's cool but given the number of distros out there you'd only get a small taster of what's on offer (and it would only include the most popular ones ... Ubuntu, Kubuntu, PCLinux ...). 

But Blu-ray and HD-DVD could change all this.  Assuming that the price of discs falls to a point where it's sensible (say the cost of a DVD) then you could squeeze a good selection of Linux distros onto a single disc and make a monster Live disc.  In the past few weeks I've downloaded a handful of distros and having them on one disc sure would have made the process of wading through all the different distros a lot quicker and less hassle.

Finally, a use for HD-DVD and Blu-ray!  ;-)

Thoughts?

Topics: Linux, Open Source

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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