[Mageia-dev] Mageia 3 final set of isos

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Thu Sep 20 20:19:54 CEST 2012

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On 20/09/12 12:13, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 2012/9/20 Anne Wilson <annew at kde.org>:
>> On 20/09/12 11:19, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
>>> This is the reason why over here nobody thinks of abandoning
>>> the cover media. Quite to the opposite as I learned from a
>>> conversation with a chief editor earlier this year. Cover media
>>> are very popular because they cater to the needs of people with
>>> slow net access.
>> Yes, I suspect that this need will be very variable,
>> geographically.
> Says a resident in the UK with superfast internet for everybody.
> :)
The situation here is slowly improving, but I accept that larger
countries also have larger areas with less coverage.

>> Something apparently for nothing is always attractive to many,
>> but the eco lobby is becoming increasingly important.  I'm not
>> advocating dropping the media disks for now, just being aware
>> that the situation needs to be watched for the future.
> Well, for computer magazines it's not "for nothing". The popular 
> magazines are coming in 2 flavors, one with cover media, the other 
> without. Guess which is cheaper.
Guess which ones are on the news-stands?  I've never seen one without
the cover media.

>> Irrelevant to this discussion, but I feel increasingly guilty
>> about disposing of frequent "bumper *buntu distro" disks.  Since
>> I subscribe the several magazines they have been coming in
>> threes.  That's a lot of disks in a year.
> That is the reason I stopped subscribing years ago. I only buy a 
> magazine if I am interested in an article or I want the cover
> media. So I don't feel guilty.
> Anyhow, I don't think that this part of the discussion even has an 
> impact on cover media. As long as we have a live DVD or CD (with 
> German language) the German magazines will get what they need
> (this goes for all other countries as well).
Sure.  Subject closed :-)

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