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Re: [opensuse] Re: [opensuse-announce] openSUSE 10.2 is done
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 01:13:01 -0500
  • Message-id: <0J9U00LTY999H120@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 07:50 PM 12/5/2006 -0900, John Andersen wrote:
>Content-Disposition: inline
>On Tuesday 05 December 2006 15:48, jfweber@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> I want a box thank you.. so as not to have to chase off all over the place
>> when one or another thing goes pop! haul out the disc reinstall whatever
>> was there before the video/sound/hard drive/ and other assorted bits n
>> bobs fry themselves.
>Well, in the short run (before chirstmas - aledgedly) ye shall have a box.
>A green one op a blue one, - your choice.
>Realistically, what's the difference between a downloaded gold master
>an a boxed master?
>Ultimatly, with the increase in bandwidth, I suspect the day of the
>"boxed anything" is going away. Down load a cd's worth of stuff
>and install from that (which Gentoo has done for years as the
>default way of installing, but other distros support as well).
>Chaseing all over is an excellent application of computers, and the net.
>They do it well. If ZMD keeps getting better I don't see the chaseing
>as the big problem.
>That means the Distros need a new way to make money. Might
>be paying customers will get faster servers, or earlier access, or
>even actual tech support. I could see a distro supplying only
>initial releases and security patches to the general public, and
>inplace upgrades to paying customers, so that you don't
>have to wait for the next release to get something new/cool.
>I can reach out from this chair and touch 4 boxed sets, and walk
>across the room to 3 more.
>I don't mind paying for them.
>But I don't mind paying a different way either.
>Make me an offer!
>John Andersen

I want a box, too, with a real manual. For the price of a download,
as it's going to be, I deserve a manual and real disks. I should
find a manual on a d/l and print out several hundred pages on my
printer? Not likely! If SuSE won't do it, somebody will.


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