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Re: Installing from Live CD is the new black?



On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 2:43 AM, Adam Williamson <adamwill shaw ca> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 01:19 -0600, Jerry Amundson wrote:
>
>> > But to make room for it you have to leave out something else, perhaps
>> > something just as important. This is why the DVD is a better option for
>> > install.
>>
>> But the DVD writer is not an easy commodity, globally speaking.
>> Other install options are best.
>
> There are many places where high-speed internet connections are not
> widely available. However, there are groups in these countries at large
> companies and universities who will download distributions and
> re-distribute them to others via user groups and so on. These groups
> prefer very 'full' images, like DVD ISOs, because they can contain most
> of the packages a user will need. By the nature of their small capacity,
> live CDs cannot, and tend to assume the user has a high-speed internet
> connection to download additional packages. Where such a connection is
> not available, a live CD is not very much use.
>
> This is an important use case for DVD images.
>
> There may be places where DVD writers are not easily available, but high
> speed internet connections are - I've never heard of one, though. Either
> way, it doesn't invalidate the above case.
> --
> adamw


Of course it is an important use case. No one is saying DVD installs
are useless. However if you have the bandwith to dload the DVD image
yourself, it is a lot more efficient to dload a live CD and install
from that.


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