> > That was appallingly, inexcusably offensive. Sorry, lost my nerves. See the rest of the messages originating from the same person, > > Francesco claimed that the vast majority of people only have a modem > connection, and that the majority of people use CD installs. [snip] > > Lots of people use CDs. Lots of people don't. It's interesting (and > even germane to this discussion) to guess how many people do each, but > since we don't appear to know the answer, I don't think your attitude > was justified. Unfortunately we never know. That is one of the direct consequences of free. I think we should estimate from what people actually get as a net connection. I have been remarked on cable modems, etc, but they are still exemption and unavailable in quite a lot of places (or service is crap). Fact is fact, most of EU still has a questionable quality modem connection and is paying a hefty premium for it as it is not flat rate. Downloading packages "rpmfind" style (when you wrestle half a day with dependancies and download 10 times more stuff than you need) looks really bad from that perspective. [snip] I suggest we ask the retailers (there are a few in the UK) and sunsite (serving images) to provide some stats if this issue still stand.
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