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Put Promotional Media on All ISO's

Postby Rudemeister on Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:05 pm

On all the ISO's put document files with facts and instructions that will install in the users Documents folder in their home. Also put the videos I mentioned and more harvested from other users in the Videos of home. Put Mint Logos in XCF, PNG and SVG format in the Pictures of all in stallions homes. That way, promotional material get automatically put in the hands of all users.
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Re: Put Promotional Media on All ISO's

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:23 pm

The idea is good, but adding videos and promotional media will take up a lot of space; in many countries you have to pay for extra bandwidth usage so it's not good.
Also, videos don't like being compressed (the .iso that you download to install any of the Linuxes is a compressed filesystem, containing anywhere from 2-3GBs of data)--if you added videos and other fancy promotional stuff inside the .iso, it would easily reach onwards of 1GB+

But, PDF's are a good idea; they can be compressed very very well.
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Re: Put Promotional Media on All ISO's

Postby Rudemeister on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:36 pm

sagirfahmid3 wrote:The idea is good, but adding videos and promotional media will take up a lot of space; in many countries you have to pay for extra bandwidth usage so it's not good. Also, videos don't like being compressed (the .iso that you download to install any of the Linuxes is a compressed filesystem, containing anywhere from 2-3GBs of data)--if you added videos and other fancy promotional stuff inside the .iso, it would easily reach onwards of 1GB+ But, PDF's are a good idea; they can be compressed very very well.


Well, you could be very discriminating with your videos and just put 2 or 3 short ones on there. SVG, PNG logos would be good. That won't take hardly any room. PDF's, of course. I think people would be annoyed if you filled an ISO with too much shovelware too. I never really intended to load up the ISO. Just some key items.
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Re: Put Promotional Media on All ISO's

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:07 am

SVG, PNG logos would be good. That won't take hardly any room.

:lol: :lol: I think Mint already makes it pretty clear how unique they are by making the whole OS "green" including the themes, icons, and logos.
THAT right there, is already a powerful image for Mint and gets its point across--"Use Linux Mint! The greenest, mintiest, and freshest OS around!"
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