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Re: (OT) PCJacking - Linux in High Street Shops

__/ [ Linønut ] on Tuesday 07 March 2006 12:08 \__

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
> wisdom:
>> ,----[ Snippet ]
>> | Short version : PCjacking is sticking Linux Live CDs in computers
>> | located in popular department stores, to let the customers know that
>> | something other than Windows exists (see pictures below)....
>> `----
>> http://www.manucornet.net/pcjacking/
>> You can probably take a machine that you intend to buy for a
>> 'compatibility test drive' before making a purchase.
> That would be a good excuse if caught rebooting.
> It would be a neat (though I wouldn't do it) experiment to build a live
> CD that, when first booted, wipes windows and installs a windozy distro
> and theme, and see how long it takes the populace to notice.

If you do it properly, they might not notice all that quickly. For Vista (a
trip into the future for the salesman), use a derivative of:

http://www.kde-look.org/content/preview.php?preview=1&id=35 ...
197&file1=35197-1.jpg&file2=35197-2.jpg&file3=&name=PCLinuxOS ...



For Windows XP:

http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=522&slide= ...



To achieve what you describe above, you only need to build a distribution or
hack and existing one.

Best wishes,


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