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Re: [opensuse-factory] About the Live CDs (PLEASE READ)
On 6/7/2012 3:18 PM, Sven Burmeister wrote:
Am Donnerstag, 7. Juni 2012, 12:50:08 schrieb Brian K. White:
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.

So you assume users with no usb port, no DVD drive and low bandwidth who
install on many computers, yet do not have any local network. That gets too
niche-ish for me.

BTW, I did install SuSE in ISDN times via net-install, so it is absolutely
possible.

Sven

I assumed no such thing. Do not speak for me.

Many times I reinstall the same OS on the same machine during testing, trying different options, learning, and developing (developing software or procedures, not myself), recovering from errors, etc.

But it only takes one singe re-use to be worth avoiding another day, or weekend, of downloading.

And, even the very first download is much better done at your convenience before installing instead of after you start, while you're awake and now can't use your net connection for anything else for the rest of the day since it's all bogged down.

And the issue isn't relegated to old machines or ancient phone lines. Even when the machine is modern and the connection is fast enough, the latest craze in wireless internet is bandwidth caps as low as 2G for a whole entire month, and the norm is still only 3 to 5G. Even cable companies are starting to impose limits and offer new services with low limits.

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