question regarding f16 under various DEs

T.C. Hollingsworth tchollingsworth at
Sun Nov 27 07:14:56 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 12:04 AM, Paul Allen Newell <pnewell at> wrote:
> Fedora-list:
> Since fc5, I have always downloaded an iso of the full image of Fedora
> w/ Gnome. Given the emails on f15 and now f16, I am interested in
> looking at alternatives to Gnome. After much clicking through the Fedora
> site, it appears to me that only f16 w/ Gnome has a direct download DVD,
> all the others are spins which only offer Live or BitTorrent versions
> (this may be incorrect as I have no idea whether BitTorrent provides a
> full image DVD or just a Live).

There is only one install DVD, and it includes GNOME, XFCE, LXDE, and
KDE.  While GNOME is installed by default, you can choose any (or all)
of the others in the package selection screen.  Another option is to
use the netinstall image, which includes only the installer and
downloads all necessary packages upon installation.

And yes, the install DVD is available by torrent.  Both the install
DVD torrent and the netinstall images can be downloaded from the
"Install Media" section of this page:


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