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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
Subject: Re: Call for feature requests for 2008.0 - Universal-CD
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 19:10:08 -0100
Hi.

Peter Weber wrote:
>> Anyone gave this any thought?  There are still a LOT of dial-up users
>> out here.  People seem to forget that, especially the website with all
>> the huge pages.  My Space comes to mind on that.
>>     
>
> Even users with high-speed connections want to stay independent and
> free, relying on a network-connection is unsafe.
>
> I want my backup of my OS in my hand and not on a web-server.
> But I also prefer web-installation because I got immediately up-to-date
> files.
>
>   
Dale, that's true and we worry about that. However, there's so much we 
can do about it.

Peter, this is a source distro. The release engineering team created the 
GLI for those that wanted pre-compiled packages for a networkless 
install. But our regular install has to be network based. If you want to 
have a backup of your system, you should look into creating a stage4 
image of your system. Also, unlike other distros, one doesn't need to 
reinstall to update Gentoo.
> Relying on a network-connection for installation is like relying on the
> Windows-Activation and Windows live-update. If you need it, you can be
> sure, that it will NOT work! Maybe they deny the access, delete the all
> the files through a accident, or some stupid captain cut off your
> backbone...*haha*
>   
I've never done a networkless install of Gentoo and I've installed it a 
"few" times on several arches without any "network glitches".

-- 
Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo-forums / Userrel / SPARC / KDE

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