Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Nov. 29 2007,16:35
Good suggestion but it still means that I can't run the LiveCD without being sure it's not tainted by something in a backup file.
I'd like to be able to run vanilla from the LiveCD, see my banking information clearly and shutdown the machine without thinking about an exit process when I'm done.
I believe the process I described would only require that I rely on the security of the contents of the LiveCD which I trust are being monitored by Robert and John.
I hit the power-off button the PC... my info gets cleared out of RAM... perfect!
I know that one of the advertised uses for DSL is such a secure scenario and I'd like to see it improved please.
To further enhance the scenario, I would really like to see the Firefox icon reappear on the desktop. One of the most helpful things that I found when I started using DSL were the big, beautiful icons on the desktop. Having the applications immediately available to me made discovering the OS and it's applications very, very pleasant. Now that I know it better, I can live without them (although I really, really miss them). If you want to attract new users, you really need to offer up palette of icons as is done in the 3.4 line. Add a cheat code to strip them off for advanced users who don't want them... but please realize how much they helped your intention of attracting Windows users if this is still important to you. And if it is, please relabel them so that they don't seem foreign... relabel Siag -> spreadsheet, relabel xZGV -> 'image viewer', relabel Sylpheed -> email (my god that looks like Syphilis). Over time, the literati will discover the true names and access the programs from their own way, but Windows users are more accustomed to a more consistent look and feel.
A DSL convert,