[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO

John john at neodoc.biz
Sun Oct 31 07:05:42 CET 2010

On Sun, 31 Oct 2010 14:12:29 +1300
Graham Lauder wrote:

> On Saturday 30 Oct 2010 02:47:26 Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI wrote:
> > On Friday 29 October 2010, my mailbox was graced by a missive
> > 
> >  from Kira <elegant.pegasus at gmail.com> who wrote:
> > > This one is already been replied: In some place in this world, some
> > > countries don't have enough bandwidth to support such big downloading
> > > data(May cause days...).
> > > A might perfect solution is that making custom images according to
> > > the need of downloader, but currently we don't seem to have such
> > > plan.
> > 
> > Fot such a case, a CD .iso that does a minimal install (with all
> > locales offered), and leave the big packages (OO, Gimp, all the games
> > etc) to be downloaded at leisure later.
> Oh god nonono! You obviously have a broadband connection.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Ron.
> CD or DVD, either is too big to download on my dialup.  a 700meg cd
> would take a week to download considering that I have to keep phone line
> free during the day and early evening.(that's of course as long as the
> server supports resuming and the download doesn't break, which of course
> you don't find out until the end, then you have to start all over. :/
> People with limited connectivity want to be able to obtain media with 
> everything they are likely to need plus all the options if possible.
> It's why I went with OpenSUSE rather than Ubuntu,  Suse comes on a
> dualsided DVD, 64 bit one side, 32 bit the other, live gnome and kde
> sessions on both sides and lots of options so that you can install a
> full system of your choice from desktop to webserver without needing a
> broadband connection.  
> Ubuntu on the other hand /only/ comes on CD with one DE and a basic
> desktop only install and it assumes you have a network connection, yet
> it can't setup a dialup connection during install, MDK 8.0 used to do
> that no problem.
> Please, DVD and a way to obtain the media at a reasonable price.
Hear! Hear! Beers for that man!!

John NZ

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