Simon Burton simon at arrowtheory.com
Wed Oct 6 08:50:08 GMT 2004

On Wed, 06 Oct 2004 10:11:04 +1000
davidhornby <davidhornby at ozemail.com.au> wrote:

> I'm new to Linux and my interet revolves around creating an E book that 
> is a live and thus independent of the user's operating system. I've 
> explored using Knoppix (too big), DamnSmallLinux, Featherlinux and Slux.

Why is knoppix too big ? I guess it takes to much memory ?
Note that these live CDs won't work on Macs.

> As it is difficult for me to download because of an old fashioned modem 
> dial up connection, to compile (DSL just doesn't compile for me) and 
> create from an image file (Feather and Slux) I was hoping there may be 
> an outlet in the ACT or Region where I can just buy a live CD and save 
> all this hassle.

I have a DSL i could burn for you. I'm here in Lyneham.

> I know one answer was to strip back Knoppix but looking at how it was 
> done for DSL on the internet is way beyond my capabilities. I am trying 
> to be independent of Acrobat Distiller (if Acrobat had a Linux distiller 
> I would be OK) and MS Reader (which provides a very attactive EBook but 
> does not handle interdocument hyperlinks).

So, will your ebook be in html ?


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