brokenman wrote:I propose a basic wizard through which users can generate a basic ISO with no advanced features free of charge.
Especially when we are able to have all the free basic variants pre-created and sitting on ponce.cc already. That would not generate much traffic on the main server...
I also think, option D is the best one, but I would reduce the payment...
And I suggest an extended D version, let's call is "Variant E"
, and that goes like so. The wizard as we know is now to be paid, but there are the most pre-created ISO's available for free as well as in, the most used wizard variants, like, the top 15 or top 20) in a wizard alike look and feel from the main site.
(And by top 15 or top 20 I don't mean we should be technically picky about the rank, you folks should look into what variant got asked, and put too similar variants together, and so maybe less than 15 or 20 make even sense...)
I presume you have such statistics. Like, the most used 10 or 20 variants of what users created using the wizard since 3.0 came out.
Why should these variants be shown as "free" variants, in a wizard similar style (by look and feel), and just direct to ponce.cc's already ready ISOs, you might ask?
1) I foresee many users thinking "it's free software, and I want it as free as in 'free beer'..."
We on here know that free software is foremost about free as in "free speech", not "free beer", but nontheless, people like so exist.
2) Then there will be folks that want to try out Porteus for free to see if it's what they like. Quite some of these won't be happy to have to pay for the 1st time trying...
For all the above users, and that includes new users & old users alike, would greatly profit from the most uses / selected 10 (I recommend 15 or 20) variants of Porteus for free.
Why the wizard like look and feel of the pre-made Porteus variants?
Just so that users can easily see what (s)he would get by using the wizard. Heck, some even might diownload more than one of these ISO's to see fro themselves what changes got made inside the ISO...
maybe some did so with the wizards in the past already...
What do you think of my idea? Variant E sounds good to me.