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Re: Wheezy release: CDs are not big enough any more...

On 12-05-13 at 10:26pm, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
> On Dom 13 May 2012 21:40:10 Marco d'Itri escribió:
> [snip]
> > Does anybody actually know that people routinely try to install desktop
> > systems with only a CD and no networking, and why?
> > What is the use case for this? Cheap DVD readers have been around for
> > over 10 years now.
> Actually, I was going to ask exactly that. To the best of my knowledge, CDROM 
> players have been out of stock for a while (more than two years?) Normally 
> people will buy a DVDROM player. Well, at least here in Argentina :-/

It is my impression from my visits in the Fall (although I do not have 
any hard data to support it) that in India and Indonesia network access 
is generally so slow that even if computers have DVD drives the common 
media downloaded and used is CD.

> Could it be reasonable to drop graphical desktops environments for 
> one-CD installs? If you want a GDE, get the DVD. Or two or more CDs.

If those interested in the big desktop environments are ok using DVD, 
what is then the problem in putting light desktop environment on CD1?

 - Jonas

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