I have been using vectorlinux for several years now for all of my artistic endeavors.
These endeavors including writing instructions and how to guides, music, sound and sample design, video work, and graphics design for products which have been distrubuted and sold worldwide.
In using this system of work, I have created what I feel is the ultimate desktop for creative people.
Okay, maybe not the ultimate but its getting there. My desktop is great for audio, graphics and writing.
In working with my desktop, I began to think of my linux box as more than a computer, but as really as the greatest tool for artistic expression ever. I call this box my "Imagination station"
From here, my imaginings take shape and make it into the real world, in the form of writings, graphics, audio and to a lesser extent, video. (Need more apps and work for serious video work!)
My "Imagination station" also uses emulation to still use useful tools from a bygone era... Ft2 and many more old dos programs. Besides dos, I also have a fully working amiga os. Yes I still use some old amiga apps and games as well.
Add to this my dependance on a few windows program, run from wine or virtualbox in a full windows xp desktop.Think of a computer that can run linux apps but also dos, windows, amiga apps, and hopefully mac apps too. (working on mac)
Because of the live tools I have heard about, I am considering making a live dvd release of this kind of desktop. It will be full of audio, video, graphics and writing applications. It will include dosbox, euae (amiga os emulation) compiz fusion, tons of creative people type applications for linux, dos, windows (where gpl or shareware) amiga os and possibly mac os if I can get that working.
I just wanted to see if I need permission or a blessing from the vectorlinux developers (and users) before commiting to this type of project. Please let me know what you think and any suggestions you have.
Ideally, I'd like a portable live dvd which can also be installed to harddrive. You can take this base desktop with you in the form of a dvd or cf card wherever you go, always haveing your desktop and tools for work with you to run on foreign machines.
What do you think of this, Vectorlinux : Imagination Station distribution - ?
Please share your thoughts on this type of project with me.