[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO
philippedidier at laposte.net
Sat Nov 6 14:02:08 CET 2010
What the F#@§ does allow you to speak of stinginess !!!
Mandriva 2010.1 : last security update for openoffice (3.2-4.1) : 110
Slow dialup connection (36kbits/sec max = in fact 25 kbits/sec):
10 hours for downloading it .... and happy when the connection is not
They reach half the amount of downloading for one month !
That's for friends of mine, in France ! (30 km from my ADSL 6MBytes/sec)
They might use satellite connection but it has a limited bandwith
allowance and it's a little expensive...
They cannot use mobile broadband : it's a white zone !
They are retired : they spent 20 years of their life working for free
for humanitary associations in backward countries, that's the reason
why they couldn't spare money for now. They are really poor, but they
are far from being stringy ... their past life would put some shame on
you saying this !
Being in the "first world" doesn't always mean being rich ! open your
Back to the subject :
I downloaded the rpms from the repo (few seconds) and kept them in a
directory after the update !
Burned some CDs ! (for those friends, an some in Africa, )
I know which rpms they installed, and which to keep when there's an
I suppose some users would be interested to use Mageia if they knew
there's a way to get CD of updates, and to update from those CD or DVD
instead of using internet connection !
GNU-Linux intends to share freely the knowledge, and the way to access
to it... for everyone!
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