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Old 06-06-2006, 09:38 AM   #1
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download distro


is it safe to use a download manager to download linux distros? you know that actual isos?
 
Old 06-06-2006, 09:42 AM   #2
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Downloading an .iso file for Linux is no different than downloading anything else....

Safe for what? you are not going to damage anything by downloading.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 09:53 AM   #3
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i meant with a download manager that downloads the file by parts
 
Old 06-06-2006, 10:10 AM   #4
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If you mean can you get a working download, when it is finished, yes. As said above it is just a file. The most important thing is burning it as an image so it will work when you are done, not just burn a file copy.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 10:15 AM   #5
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the SIMPLE answer: YES YOU CAN!
 
Old 06-06-2006, 11:16 AM   #6
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And to make sure that they're downloaded correctly, you can always very the MD5sum.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 07:15 PM   #7
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I have a related question...

Why are most distro's posted on the web/ftp as ISO files? Why not RAR, 7z, or Ace compressed archive volumes for smaller downloads? This is the way pirated iso's are distro'd like Windows XP!
 
Old 06-06-2006, 10:26 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by LzW-x
I have a related question...

Why are most distro's posted on the web/ftp as ISO files? Why not RAR, 7z, or Ace compressed archive volumes for smaller downloads? This is the way pirated iso's are distro'd like Windows XP!
not quite sure what you mean by that. its free and could be downloaded unlike windowxp but yeah people should buy from authorized distro sellers' so that the money goes to the concerned distro maker|vendor instead of some pirates' pocket.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 03:47 AM   #9
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I'm quite sure that they are already compressed.
 
  


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