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Live CDs Part III: Small Footprint Systems

Live CDs Part III: Small Footprint Systems

Posted Jul 2, 2006 18:59 UTC (Sun) by BackSeat (guest, #1886)
Parent article: Live CDs Part III: Small Footprint Systems

> Unfortunately, the default keyboard is not a US QWERTY configuration so I
> have to change this each time I boot.

I had hoped that the days when the world started at California and went all the way to Florida were past us, but it seems not. There is life outside of the US, and some of us run Linux (one of us even started Linux). Over here at Empire Headquarters, we almost always have to select the non-default keyboard when booting such a CD, so let me assure you that after the first few times you will quickly get used to it.


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Live CDs Part III: Small Footprint Systems

Posted Jul 3, 2006 7:02 UTC (Mon) by evgeny (guest, #774) [Link]

> I had hoped that the days when the world started at California and went all the way to Florida were past us

Those days _are_ past us; the proof is you can choose about any language/KB layout combo in the existence. However, whet talking about a reasonable _default_, QWERTY seems like the most reasonable one. Do you have another candidate? English is the common denominator in the civilized (computer literate/...) world today. To view it under another angle: what language the text description of the menu allowing to choose the KB is written in?...

PS. English is neither my mother tongue nor the official language of the country I live in; yet in all computer applications I prefer it as the default.


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