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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: Newbie
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 09:50:29 -0400
On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 15:34 +0200, Mark Humphrey wrote:
> Hi there
> I'm new to the list and new to Gentoo.
> I've heard a few different opinions about installation. Some say that I
> should use the first installation CD of release 2005.0 and then download
> the rest from the net. Others say I should use the packages CD and
> install what I can off there and then download off the net.
> What are the benefits of each?
> Bear in mind that I only have a dial-up connection.

This list is for the Gentoo Linux Installer project, and has nothing to
do with general support.  You're probably looking for gentoo-user
instead.  That being said, I'll answer your question.

Use the Universal CD + Packages CD if you're on dial-up.  Better yet,
wait a little while, as we are nearing our next release.  Gentoo is
*very* network heavy, so you may end up not liking it if you're only on
dial-up, but I leave that up to you, as there are many people that use
it just fine, doing downloads overnight.

Chris Gianelloni
Release Engineering - Strategic Lead/QA Manager
Games - Developer
Gentoo Linux
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