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Old 12-18-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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Location: Southaven, Mississippi, USA
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How many testing .iso's are there?

I have a friend at school who doesn't have a high-speed connection and he wants to try Debian. I offered my bandwidth to him but he can't get his computer out of his parents' house. He asked me if I would just download and burn the .iso's for him and I said "No problem." Now I see that there's 15 of them to download. I only have a DSL Lite connection so I'm limited to 27kb/s.
Do I need to get all 15 .iso's or can I just get certain ones? He just wants a desktop environment, no mail server or anything else.
Old 12-18-2004, 11:34 PM   #2
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First of binary edition got total 7 disks (ISO) rest 8 are source code. Do you need source code? If not then now you are limited to total seven disks. In this 7 first three disk got most popular programs that you need.

Hope this helps!
Old 12-18-2004, 11:54 PM   #3
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Thanks. 7 compared to 15 is a breath of fresh air.
Old 12-19-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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I downloaded just the first one, and then got online and download the programs and installed them that way instead of downloading the cds.


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