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Re: 182 pending F11 stable updates. WTF?

On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 16:18 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:

> Sure, but how did you get that CD in the first place?  I'm having
> trouble thinking of scenarios where somehow you acquire a CD that you
> didn't download yourself, but you already have Fedora installed, and
> you don't have access to enough network bandwidth to upgrade.

I don't know how much it happens for Fedora, but for MDV, there are
significant communities in countries with mainly slow internet
connections, where one person who had a fast connection through work or
an education institution or something like that would download the
images, and burn and distribute copies to many other people.

Sometimes I even shipped out copies of the MDV live CD to such 'seeders'
in places like this myself, who would then duplicate them for dozens of
other people in the country / city / whatever.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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