[Live-demo] [OSGeo] #966: Update VM Quickstart

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Fri Jul 27 15:25:08 PDT 2012

#966: Update VM Quickstart
 Reporter:  camerons  |       Owner:  live-demo@…              
     Type:  task      |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:  OSGeoLive6.0RC1          
Component:  LiveDVD   |    Keywords:  6.0, docs                

Comment(by hamish):

 Replying to [ticket:966 camerons]:
 > 2. Describe how to set up a VM for only one VM. Our quickstarts
 > should be quick, (and easy to maintain), and shouldn't confuse
 > users by asking them to decide on which VM to use.
 > 3. I'm open to suggestions re which VM you think you should
 > write to. I'd guess you would select the easiest, or most widely
 > used Open Source VM, but this will probably be your call.

 While I don't think we should be recommending any particular 3rd party
 technology over another, if we want to pick one out I do think the only
 choice we really have is VirtualBox, wrt combination cross-platform
 availably, FOSSness, and ease of use.

 It would be valuable at the start to say something about there being a
 number of different VMs you can use, and our VM or ISO can work with any
 of them, but here's instructions to do it with $software.
 Otherwise people who already use one VM software might be fooled into
 thinking that they need to go out and get something else to get our image
 to work.


Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/966#comment:1>
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