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Re: [opensuse-factory] About the Live CDs (PLEASE READ)
On 6/7/2012 8:43 AM, Sven Burmeister wrote:
Am Donnerstag, 7. Juni 2012, 14:32:33 schrieb Carlos E. R.:
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On 2012-06-07 12:07, Sven Burmeister wrote:
Am Donnerstag, 7. Juni 2012, 07:57:10 schrieb Stephan Kulow:
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).

IMHO there is no need for a Live CD to be available for everybody, the
only thing that needs consideration is whether an "install CD" is
still needed.

There would still be the netinstall variant, would it not? So people
can still download that and burn it to a CD to start from there.

Many people using the CD do so because of limited bandwidth. Those people
could never use a network install.

They will have to download the data at some point, be it a CD image or net
install. If they download the image somewhere else they might as well use a
DVD or USB stick to transfer the files and do not need a CD either.

So my point still stands, only those who combine all three properties of
neither having a DVD drive, nor an USB port and on top of that a limited
bandwidth will "suffer". The rest can either use a USB stick/DVD or the
network to transfer data.


Not really. If you're on limited bandwidth, you download the cd one time, and you probably arrange for that to happen over night or while you do other things, and use it many times, and with no further delays during each use.

The net install would download the bulk of the install each time, and at an inconvenient time instead of ahead of time.

Although lately I only ever use the tiny net install and only on usb sticks myself, I have the luxury of good bandwidth and lots of hardware and I maintain my own mirror of every version from 10.0 to current plus updates. A CD iso is still a magic size that has a lot of value and should be maintained. I value it even if I don't use it much. I value it on behalf of others and I value that the option is there for odd situations which DO still pop up now and then.

But it's good enough for me if someone else makes a cd or smaller live iso like damnsmall or puppy or backtrack, I don't really care if Suse drops the format. It will just be one more situation that Suse is no longer good for.

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