New Install Idea
dsccable at comcast.net
Sat Jan 29 19:10:14 UTC 2005
Gustavo Seabra wrote:
> Robert Spangler wrote:
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>> On Saturday 29 January 2005 11:55, Matthew Miller wrote:
>>> > I was just wondering if there are and install packages out there like
>>> > the new Debian Install? I find this approach to be the most optimal
>>> > since you are always installing the latest version of the software.
>>> Can you explain this in more detail?
>> With the new Debian you down load 1 cd to start the install. The
>> install then downloads all needed packages from the internet, thus
>> you system already has the latest version of all software that it
>> install. No need to install then wait another hour while it updates
>> your system.
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>> Smile... it increases your face value!
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> That would be good if you have broadband. But how is this supposed to
> work with dial up connections? (Ok, I guess one could do this just
You raise a good point, Gustavo. Connection capacity is definitely an
issue. With broadband, it took more than seven hours in two updating
sessions to download and upgrade the FC2 system I installed about two
weeks ago. So distribution version and development pace also comes into
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