Re: bad press at www.linuxworld.com
On Thu, 14 Sep 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Have you never seen a bad CDrom? Or how about the credit card install CD
> images that were floating around?(I'm going to make my own as soon as I get
> the media) How about just a slow CDrom? Or one that spins down after every
> access? Finding /instmnt/debian/dists/stable/main/disks-i386/current could
> take quite some time in those situations. What if you want to skip potato
> and install a current woody base a friend of yours put together?
> ... (more reasons for questions deleted) ...
I admit, that there might be reasons to install from other sources.
But we need to make the default, say what more then 95% of our *users*
will do, make as easy as possible. There are options for the
bootprompt for others.
This is also the way debconf goes: Use reasonable defaults, give options
for those who know it better or wish things different from default.