Thanks for all the hard work everyone puts into the various Windows boot projects. The following is a question not a gripe.
I usually find that doing anything in Linux is much more seat-of-the-pants than Windows. So I am wondering why creating a live CD of Windows so much more complex that Ubuntu?
Ubuntu just boots and finds the right drivers on many PCs. Once started, you can update it and add programs and set it up the way you like*. Then (and this is the BIG part) you can burn the configured system to an ISO, a CD or even a USB.
Granted in Windows we are not dealing with open source but is it really that difficult to create a basic "live boot" with the ability to be updated live and then burn the image to an ISO?
*Getting Linux apps install can be a nightmare but that is beside the point.