I'm teaching a Graphic Design with Inkscape course on Thursday, and had hoped to debut Kentish Motley Net, my collection of old skool Dell Latitude c640 laptops, lashed together with a dash of Karmic Kola and free open source creative apps.
But alas, I have landed myself a couple of weeks work at another huge corporation with too many faces, hand-crafting microsites for the pop-paying public. The workaround is fantastically simple and only achieveable with the ethos and practicality of Free Software: the Live CD. But which one?
I plumped for pure:dyne, leek+potato flavor. This used to be based on dyne:bolic, a rad, principled, media Live CD distro, and is now based on Debian. The pure in pure:dyne comes from Pure Data, a high-level development environment for creating real-time music and visuals, along the lines of Max/MSP. It also comes chocka full of other media apps, including Inkscape. And GOTO10, the people responible, are a very nice bunch.
Thanks pure:dyne :)