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Re: [SLE] Magazine dvd incomplete?
  • From: SheridanJ West <sheridanj.west@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 20:34:09 +0100
  • Message-id: <cd2eca2e0505051234556295f1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 5/5/05, Sjoerd <penguinista.frisiana144@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just tried the 9.2 dvd that came with the March issue of Linux Format
> (UK). It looks like there are not so many packages included. To name
> just a few that I'm missing at first glance:
> Scribus, Checkinstall, Sylpheed, Opera, Blackbox, Windowmaker, XFCE,
> nedit, tkdesk.
> According to the magazine, almost the full professional version is
> included. 'Almost', because the complete boxed set also includes some
> commercial or closed source software that is not suitable for free
> distribution.
> The dvd reader seems to be well recognized as an installation medium,
> and I can install packages from the dvd.
> Is the boxed set indeed much more complete than this dvd, which seems to
> be the same as the FTP version, or am I missing something?
> S.

Those magazines cost more than a linux distro p/a. Seems a 'con'

On the 9.2 boxed set you get two dvd's and a lot of cds. If you want
to save money buy the 9.2 upgrade - that will install also from scatch
you dont get a users manual but who cares about that.

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