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Re: F7 KDE spin

On Tue, 2007-01-09 at 20:06 +0100, Chitlesh GOORAH wrote:
> On 1/9/07, Gilboa Davara <gilboad gmail com> wrote:
> > Asking them to download 100s of MB during the installation is a mistake.
> Then they will have to download the 100s of MB through downloads!
> In the end, it is the same thing.

-Far- from being the same thing.
A. Some people get/buy the FC ISO and never use it on-line. Heck, I've
worked in places that (for security reasons) never Internet connection.
B. A single ISO can be duplicated over and over again. I can't share a
yum-cache with my friend.
C. Single-file FTP/HTTP/BT downloads are faster and more reliable then
yum. BT handles notoriously bad TCP connections much better then
FTP/HTTP (...and as a result, yum)

> I prefer to see some development tools or even engineering/scientific
> kde tools instead.

A. I'm not sure this is mutually exclusive.
B. Even if it is, I'd venture and guess the given this ML usage
statistics, more people use Evolution over KDE then each of these
engineering/scientific tools.
C. ... And even if I'm wrong:
	1. These tools tend to be (much) smaller -  much better suited for yum
download - even on modem link.
	2. I'd guess that if you require these tools, you ether use them @work
(where you have broadband link) or at home (where you have a broadband

- Gilboa

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