Where Ubuntu LiveCD Both Succeeds and Fails
I mentioned yesterday that I was trying out the beta LiveCD of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake to its friends).
First, the good news: Ubuntu LiveCD is a technological marvel, a fabulous achievement. The ability to boot from a single CD into a GNOME-fronted Linux system (packed with productivity apps), and then browse the files on your Windows box, is a tremendous feat.
Ubuntu itself is also very slick: due in part to the user-friendly-by-design GNOME UI, and also to the additional work that the Ubuntu developers have done to polish things off.
But, despite the hard work, the user experience still falls short in a couple of important areas.