> On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 04:13:04PM +0200, Francesco Tapparo wrote: > > I think you're forgetting something: it is not common to download the debian > > packages. The vast majority of the people have only a modem connection, so > > upgrade debian with an apt to ftp.debian.org is out of discussion. > > The majority of the people simply buy the cd. The contents of the CD is > > Do you really have numbers to back up that claim, or are you making it > up? In my area, *no one* buys a cd and *all* installs are done over the > net. I am not so arrogant as to proclaim that this is true for all > debian users. Mesage origin:22.214.171.124 whois info:aivanov@greebo:/tmp$ whois -h whois.arin.net 126.96.36.199 Loyola College in Maryland (NET-LOYOLA-IN-MD) Knott Hall 260, 4501 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21210-2699 US Netname: LOYOLA-IN-MD Netnumber: 188.8.131.52 Maintainer: NSFNET Coordinator: Henderson, Bill (BH1256-ARIN) BHOSS@LOYOLA.EDU (410) 617-5199 (FAX) (410) 617-5130 Domain System inverse mapping provided by: LCNS1.LOYOLA.EDU 184.108.40.206 LCNS2.LOYOLA.EDU 220.127.116.11 Record last updated on 14-Sep-1999. Database last updated on 8-Jun-2000 06:09:11 EDT. Yes in your area everyone uses the net. I can also use the net. See the headers. But the other users in my area have to pay a fscking BT, DT, FT, or some other T bill. Which is calculated by the minute. There is no such thing as an unmetered access in EU. And a full debian install over the net comes to be: 8K/min for 0.015 USD. Approx 200 Dollars. So thank you for reminding the rest of the world that you have a free internet connection.
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