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Re: livecds in the future



On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 14:57 -0800, John Reiser wrote:
> > The netinst.iso would involve less downloaded content than the 700M live
> > image.  How would it not fit their needs?
> 
> *IF* netinst.iso works the first time (no hardware failure, no user error,
> no user misunderstanding, no power failure, no ISP failure, no phoneline failure,
> no installer bug, no kernel bug, no X11 bug, ...), and *IF* the netinst.iso
> is used only once (only one machine, user doesn't change his mind, ...),
> then the 200MB netinst.iso (plus needed packages) does involve less downloading
> than a 700MB LiveCD.
> 
> However, not so long ago my network connection was 150KB/s DSL, and I much
> preferred to download an entire 700MB CD (1.5 hrs) before installation instead of
> using netinst.iso.  By experience, waiting for the entire CD was faster on average.
> Something would go wrong during the first install attempt, and I would have to
> start over.  Or, I would install again on a different partition in order to
> compare two setups.  Or, I would give the CD to a friend.  The 700MB CD was
> a cache of time, and paid for itself after only *two* uses.
> 
> -- 
> 

And to wait for a 1.4G live image, you'd have to wait another 1.5 hours.
When you're already waiting 1.5 hours, waiting 3 doesn't seem
outrageous.

-- 
Jesse Keating
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