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A Possible Future of Linux - Online Live Environments?

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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"So how would you, the creator of such an application for generating Linux distributions go about it? Well, for one thing you could keep it simple and start by having a stock set of packages with a desktop environment (the defaults) on the ISO which you would recommend. Or you could be minimalistic and provide just a base install and let people build over it. Both these options are in fact present in SUSE Studio. You can choose to let users stray from default artwork you recommend or go for stock artwork provided in desktop environments. In a beginner friendly environment, you could mention what applications are for Audio, Video, IM, etc for your choice of desktop environment. In an advanced setup you could maybe choose the version of the kernel or certain packages that you would like to include. Anything more would be up to your imagination. I'll summarize what else to keep in mind for this application:"

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