Originally posted by Dirty_Ink
Is the Debian Sarge Install really 15 Cd's?
You don't need all of them.
First time I downloaded 2 ISOs and get quite good amount of SW avialable KDE+Gnome+Office
Last time I've took 5 CDs....
I havn't found something I want to install that wasn't in these CDs (except for some unstable or specific external repos packages I needed - specific some codacs/players). I think I've used 5th CD only ones (for something very specific) and 4th about 2-3 times.
You can picup 4-5 first CDs and you'll get most of usefull SW packages (they are sorted in popularity order). If you have fast internet (at work for example + CD burner) and you can download 4-5 CDs you'll get very good amount of SW - and you will not need to download every little package you need.
However I wouldn't suggest to run.
Full system update
Because all your CDs will be useless at some point.
If you don't have fast internet at home you can pic these CD's (or some of them) and you'll have huge amount of SW.
For example when I had not internet due to modem crash I could add some SW without any
And now when I need to add something It takes about 1-2 minutes because I don't need to download anything
It is much better then to install from internet.