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From: Dale <dalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: Call for feature requests for 2008.0 - Universal-CD
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 16:05:36 -0600
Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> Markus Hauschild wrote:
>> On Feb 4, 2008 10:47 PM, Peter Weber <peterle@...> wrote:
>>>> The LiveDVD includes stages and a snapshot.
>>> Interesting and good, but the LiveDVD is, let us say the truth -
>>> overkill.
>>>
>>> A other good solution would be merging Universal and Minimal-CD
>>> togehter, so we offer only a smaller Universal-CD (about 200-400 MB)
>>> and
>>> a complete LiveCD (about 700 MB).
>>
>> I'd love a minimal + stage3 + portage-snapshot + stuff you really need
>> (kernel sources, grub, maybe a syslogger)
>> But I guess I'd have to make that one myself then (and then its not
>> worth the effort)
>
> That doesn't even make sense. A universal CD is nothing but a minimal
> plus some stuff. You can't merge them together, unless you're talking
> about getting rid of the minimal all together, and then that's even
> dumber.
>


I would also like to add that some of us can't download like others.  I,
for example, am on dial-up and a sucky one at that.  I have to order
most everything because it would take me a week or longer to download
about any CD.  I don't even want to think if I had to boot from the 2007
CD and install from scratch.  Typing in the commands, no problem at
all.  Waiting to download all the packages, HUGE problem.

I love options and Gentoo has a lot of them.  I would also like to have
options available just in case the unthinkable happens.  I would most
likely install Mandrake, old version that I still have, and then install
Gentoo from there. 

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.

Just a thought.

Dale

:-)  :-) 
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