Installing F7 by CD and not by DVD

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at
Wed Jun 6 17:33:21 UTC 2007

Claude Jones wrote:
> On Tuesday June 5 2007 15:15:22 Mike McCarty wrote:
>>Appreciate that info. However, she's not a TV watcher, and would not pay
>>for cable. I suppose if the digital line were available w/o having
>>to pay for TV she might go for it. It would depend on the rates.
> Brace yourself - it's $60/mo - there's a problem with it, which is latency. 


> Your bits have to travel 26k miles out to space, then back, and then the 
> second round trip for all the hand shaking and so forth. Once a connection is 
> established, it's supposed to pretty fast, but, if you're doing a lot of 
> jumping around from site to site, it's reported to be annoying. Things that 

Ah. One of the things she DOES with her computer is play some MUDs.
Latency might be a problem.

> are associated with time-outs also tend to occur more frequently. This is all 
> second-hand info from a friend who had it, when I was investigating getting 
> it in rural VA. Then they brought wireless broadband in via land based 
> transmission which was quite nice - it was also $60/mo, though

Man, that ain't cheap!

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