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Yeah okay, I just found someone else who did it, with a smaller <1 CD> distro, but I feel special, since he was aconstant DL'er and i was a when-avalible dl'er as well as me DL'ing a 5 CD distro... ohhh yeah diggity diggity
Thanks, and you suck :P "everything on demand" bah, its 45 minutes to the nearest gas station for me -.-... oh well, no crime/traffic/polution.......civilization...... well w/e hehehe, time for more research :P
Years ago I used to download distros off the net on dialup because there was no alternative, but back then things like Red Hat, Mandrake, etc. were 2 CD's and that was it. Couldn't even imagine doing it now. To be honest, I'd rather purchase the complete sets from Cheep Linux or similar for £8-£10 inc. postage.
I downloaded a single CD distro on dialup once, it was a feat. These days I'm a broadband biatch though, I could never go back. I complain about how slow the 512K connection is that I get at work, I'd crumple if I had to go back to 56K
Originally posted by cs-cam I downloaded a single CD distro on dialup once, it was a feat.
. . . even more so if it was the days before 56K or even 28.8 modems were widely supported, and download managers didn't exist yet. Heh.
I still have a 27-floppy image of early Windows 95 builds from late 1993 and several from throughout 1994, all downloaded at 9600bps. Those took a long, LONG time to download from Microsoft's BBS (do they still run the beta BBS or did they finally kill it since internet access is widespread?)
Yes well, I only connect at about 26.4KB/ps <35-40 on a very rare occasion> way out here. Broadband of any sort isnt even avalible, nor will it be, 1 DSL provider station could be in range of about 5 people here... so oh well, maybe I will invest in sattelite... who knows. And actually slackhack, as Kim said, Dialup is a fate worse than hell, but windows is a fate worse than dial-up, And i do physically NEED internet, so I want to figure this out so I dont have to keep going back to windows to use the internet... Well, I will figure it out.... maybe.