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Re: [opensuse-factory] About the Live CDs (PLEASE READ)
On 07/06/12 17:26, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2012/06/07 08:24 (GMT+0200) C composed:

Stephan Kulow wrote:

So I wonder: should we screw the medium CD and go officially for
1GB sticks as our medium? (or require DVD medium for non-usb).

Did *buntu stop mailing free installation CDs to anyone who asked?

CDs are fast going the way of floppy disks. Some people still use them, but...

Like people stuck on low bandwidth connections. All day to do a CD is a lot more doable than a week for a DVD. People stuck with low bandwidth are more likely stuck with puters that don't boot from USB.

Sorry, but your last statement is something an elitist would come up with and indicates that you are WAY out of touch with the rest of the world.

You sound like Marie Antoinette whose famous "last words" were, "Let them eat cake!" :-(

There are people out there - including those living in the richest country in the world, the USA - who are still on dial-up.

More than likely they have computers which are capable of booting from USB but downloading a LIVE-whatever can be quite a problem on dial-up and at 56kb/s.

I have a computer which will boot from anything you can throw at it but it takes me 10+ hours to download a 4.3GB DVD of openSUSE - and I am on ADSL2+.


Using openSUSE 12.1 x86_64 KDE 4.8.3 and kernel 3.4.1 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX550Ti 1GB DDR5 GPU

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