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Old 12-27-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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Supported Distro With Thorough Repsitory on Install Disks?


Which distro has a good repsository of programs, in numbers of wares, and up to date, such as to be compatible for business with Microsoft Office and PDF, comes with the repository on disk, or with the disk, ie DVD...?

Also Debian and 33 CDs is a bit much, it must be everything including needless wares.

For a dual core, with Nvidia.

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Old 12-27-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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I think almost all the distros.

I'm familiar with Debian, to do a clean install about a month ago, I downloaded all 5 DVDs (though one is enough to get the system running).

I also recently downloaded a Slackware DVD with the intention to install it.

But I think all distros have installation DVDs that include a lot of software, including MS Office and PDF reader alternatives.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 03:02 PM   #3
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So the download page gives you the options for the DVDs?
 
Old 12-27-2009, 03:10 PM   #4
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Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean.

The link I gave for Debian, lets you download the DVDs of the testing version, which has software more updated than the stable. If you download all 5 DVDs, you practically have all the repository of software available for Debian testing at the moment you downloaded them.

You can also choose if you want to download them through torrent, jigdo or directly the .iso image.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 03:48 PM   #5
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You can pick and choose from your DVDs, not automatically everything, or it comes in slabs, all games or all ofiice...?
 
Old 12-27-2009, 06:54 PM   #6
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Just a note: Non-free programs are not included in Debian DVDs just free stuffs.
You can get most of the stuffs you want from Debian DVDs and you can choose to install them, they don't automatically install on your system.
 
  


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