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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

Hi there!

On Sat, 26 Oct 2013 08:08:53 -0700, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 11:44:48PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> Yes, it can. It should contain enough of the packages needed to be
>> able to support all 4 of the recognised DEs. However, at current rates
>> it won't take long for them to outgrow the 4GB of space available!
> Now that USB sticks at 16/32GB are (relatively) cheap - it is actually a much better
> bet to install the Blu-Ray .iso image in the same way :)

A small note: does anyone consider that there are still people on
not-so-fast Internet connections?

I am still on a consumer 5000/500kbps ADSL at home and on a professional
4000/512kbps at one of the company I work for.  And it seems that where
I am now (visiting a friend) is even worse:
$ wget http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.2.0/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-7.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso
--2013-10-26 13:23:12--  http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.2.0/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-7.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso
Resolving cdimage.debian.org (cdimage.debian.org)...,, 2001:6b0:e:2018::173, ...
Connecting to cdimage.debian.org (cdimage.debian.org)||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://gemmei.acc.umu.se/debian-cd/7.2.0/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-7.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso [following]
--2013-10-26 13:23:13--  http://gemmei.acc.umu.se/debian-cd/7.2.0/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-7.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso
Resolving gemmei.acc.umu.se (gemmei.acc.umu.se)..., 2001:6b0:e:2018::137
Connecting to gemmei.acc.umu.se (gemmei.acc.umu.se)||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 3934945280 (3.7G) [application/x-iso9660-image]
Saving to: ‘debian-7.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso’

 0% [                                                             ] 410,076      107KB/s  eta 8h 55m ^C

I am full in favor of dropping CDs, but not with the reasoning that no
one use them anymore.

Despite I usually prefer the netinst multi-arch *CD*, I always have the
default CD1 in my laptop bag, it could be useful to install Debian with
no Internet connection at all (maybe I am a bit too old in this regard).

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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