[Novalug] Is Cox blocking bittorrent?
maxpublic08 at maxwellspangler.com
Tue Feb 3 12:22:17 EST 2009
On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 11:02 -0500, Theodore Ruegsegger wrote:
> Eric wrote:
> > I've always been perplexed by why people need to download a whole DVD
> > and burn it to disk in order to install. Do non-Debian based distros not
> I'm perplexed and disappointed that I even need a CD for most distros.
> Since most of us are going to upgrade from the network repositories
> anyway, why install a ton of stuff you'll be replacing within the
> hour? And why download all that stuff you're not going to install in
> the first place?
I think you Debian folks were 'raised' with some clever technology and
find it hard to understand why the rest of the world isn't using the
same since it makes so much sense to you.
But lets remember that much of the world doesn't have the skills of a
typical Debian user and may not have the speed, reliability or access
time on the kind of network connections offered to a typical Debian
I like having the opportunity to give someone a DVD of Fedora and
letting them install it on their farm, mountain cabin, boat, etc. They
can do a complete install and while they can't get patches and upgrades
they can start working with and exploring Linux without feeling left
I have a DSL at home that goes up and down quite often. That's another
opportunity where I'm happy to have everything I need already
But with that said, I think Fedora 10 is doing more of the minimal
+download route and I'm eager to try it.
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
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