Installing F7 by CD and not by DVD

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Mon Jun 4 23:13:40 UTC 2007

On 6/4/07, Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty at> wrote:
> Kam Leo wrote:
> > On 6/2/07, Stanley A. Klein <sklein at> wrote:
> >
> >> I have a 500 Mhz Pentium machine that runs FC5 very well.  I installed it
> >> using the multi-CD set.
> >>
> >> I can NOT put a DVD drive on the machine, because the minimum speed for
> >> DVD drives is around 800 Mhz, based on all the drive boxes I looked at
> >> when I investigated the matter.
> >
> >
> > BUNK!!  600MHz was the speed Microsoft recommended for playing back
> Unnecessarily strong words. In any case, there are people with specialty
> machines (like laptops) for which using a DVD drive is not an option,
> and others for which *buying* anything is not an option. Others might
> not feel techinically inclined to open up their machines.
> Mike

No those are not unnecessarily strong words. Those were the system
requirements in 1999-2000 for DVD movie playback. I have a donated
Gateway PC with a 600 MHz Pentium that plays Shrek, the movie, just
fine to prove it. Developers before that time were using DVDs to
distribute applications and data. It appears that vendors are just
taking advantage of the uninformed.

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