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Old 09-01-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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Updated version of Mandriva in each 1st-time installation.

Is it possible to get the updates with the installation? I hope that it'll be so in the future.

Is it possible to give users more to say when they install Mandriva for the first time? I they can choose what programs to install and not.


1. Web-browser of choice from a Dropdown-list.
2. Flash-handler of choise from a Dropdown-list.
3. Painting-program of choise from a Dropdown-list.
4. Filesharing-program of choise from a Dropdown-list.
and so on.

It creates space & comfort. takes more than one day to get to know every package and its function.

It's just a suggestion.
Old 09-01-2007, 12:33 PM   #2
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i'm afraid we at have no influence at all about how mandriva's installer works. if you want to make that suggestion, you would be best contacting the developers themselves.
Old 09-02-2007, 09:16 AM   #3
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I want all distros to stick with the basic paradigm now used: Provide a few basic choices of package groups, and leave the fine-tuning for after installation. I actually think the BEST solution would be to install a base system with NO choices and then, running from the base system, prompt the new user to choose specific SW (which would then install from the CD/DVD or from the net)

If you want to retract a post, that's a poor way of doing it. If you were just looking for attention, then that's ALSO a poor way of doing it.
Old 09-02-2007, 09:41 PM   #4
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which would then install from the CD/DVD or from the net
That would be nice, but what you install today is outdated tomorrow
Old 09-03-2007, 04:56 AM   #5
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I took the liberty to remove aliebel's contribution ...
it seemed somewhat out of place, and being 1.5 years
after his last sensible post a weird way to re-enter
the arena ....



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