[Mageia-dev] Mageia 3 final set of isos

Digigold digigold808 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 00:03:13 CEST 2012

On 09/20/2012 07:33 AM, Digigold wrote:
> Another vote to incorporate non-free as much as possible. Someone 
> coming from Mint/Ubuntu etc. is probably not going to stick w/Mageia 
> if the X server fails on first boot or their WiFi requires excessive 
> tinkering.  Some students may not have access to wired Ethernet 
> connections and depend on WiFi, hence making net-installs for non-free 
> drivers a catch 22.
> ~Digigold

On 09/20/2012 05:46 PM, Olivier Blin wrote:
> How to proceed when the network connection requires a non-free 
> firmware? For example on laptops with no ethernet connector but just 
> wifi? 
Like I said earlier, this is especially true with students. e.g. The 
public schools in my area all have WiFi, every student does not have 
access to an Ethernet jack however.  Installation media w/o the non-free 
drivers could easily be a deal-breaker for a lot of kids. I think it's 
important to expose those young impressionable minds to Mageia before 
they get poisoned with Ubuntu, Mint and the likes.  ;P


        /"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back
        to its old dimensions."/

          *~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.*

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