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Re: [olpc-software] Package manager stuff



In many parts of the world, long haul network bandwidth is *expensive*.
And bandwidth in general is not a free resource in a wireless network
the way it is on a switched LAN.

CD drives cost money and we don't expect will be that common.

And sneaker net sucks.
				- Jim



On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 19:49 +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 14:32 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
> > No copying of files. Thats magic because you will need to unpack them,
> > and the copying cost is pretty much all the cost with ipkg.
> 
> Only if they're compressed: if the laptops can read CDs or USB keys then
> many apps could be distributed in uncompressed form. Ditto for network
> mounts.
> 
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