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Old 04-14-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
nycace36
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Lightbulb Suggestion: Up-to-Date Distro Download Sites?


I already regularly visit http://distrowatch.com and occasionally visit LQ's ISO site http://iso.linuxquestions.org/ . AAMOF, when I wanted to download one of the latest TinyCore Linux ISO's, I was very pleased to find the excellent NLUUG mirror for this at LQ's http://iso.linuxquestions.org/tiny-core-linux/ links.

My two suggestions for LQ's ISO-download sites are:
1. Make it much EASIER and MORE PROMINENT to find the actual download mirrors for ISO's. It's not exactly intuitive to figure out which link has the actual download mirror in a structure such as
link to distro name..........link to LQ Forum..........link to LQ Reviews..........link to Official website

2. Try a bit better to make sure that users can download the proper achitecture, media-type and distro variant for each desired distro.
A striking example of the likelihood of real confusion is at LQ's Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 ISO site http://iso.linuxquestions.org/debian...-gnulinux-6.0/.
a. I 1st have to figure out which architecture my PC is (x86/i386 32-bit "standard", amd64 64-bit or ia64 64-bit?) and then have to have a good idea whether or not torrent-capability is activated on my machine.
b. I then have to figure out if I have the capability to burn and use DVDs as opposed to standard CDs...and no ISO sizes given to see if I have sufficient disk-space??
c. Assuming that the given ISO download-link is up at all and performing reasonably fast, I then have to decide which variant I should download among multiple distro variants listed at the particular ISO download-link.

In the particular case of LQ's Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 ISO site, I eventually saw this page title before the list of downloadable architectures:
Quote:
Bug fixes to the 6.0.1 images - version 6.0.1a
The strongly-suggested Debian version to download and use is 6.0.1a.

It wouldn't hurt for lqiso.org's fine maintainers to keep better abreast of distro updates such as this particular one for Debian GNU/Linux, other than relying upon http://iso.linuxquestions.org/suggest.php.
Taking to heart suggestions such as these few above might even make the site useful enough so that site visitors
Quote:
can help spread the word by telling 10 friends the URL (http://www.lqiso.org/). Thanks.


Thanks.
-n.......

Last edited by nycace36; 04-14-2011 at 11:48 AM. Reason: clarifying structure of each distro's supposed "download" page
 
Old 04-18-2011, 07:41 PM   #2
laughlin_kay
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Well, i usually visit http://linuxfreedom.com/Distros/ and never visit http://iso.linuxquestions.org/. Thanx 4 encourage me to visit
http://iso.linuxquestions.org/.

I find that LQ is easier than linuxfreedom because in linuxfreedom, you need to choose the distro and you will be redirect to the distro website where you need to find the mirror to download the ISO.

Anyway, linuxfreedom is similar to distowatch.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 12:10 PM   #3
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Quite frankly, LQ is the only place I've used to download ISOs, and I found it plenty easy enough. If one is too "technically challenged" to determine their architecture or whether they can use DVDs, then Linux probably isn't for them, anyway. Linux doesn't try to hold your hand and protect you from yourself, which means you need to learn to read and learn. Might as well start at the beginning...

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