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Re: CD and DVD ISO images

On Jan 25, 2008 4:08 PM, William Hooper <whooperhsd gmail com> wrote:
> On Jan 25, 2008 4:58 PM, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
> > > Way be when I first looked at downloading Debian, I had a similar
> > > experience.  The difference was that I see no value in having to
> > > download and install a special program that I'm going to only use once
> > > to download one thing.  I already have ways of downloading files via
> > > ftp, http, etc., why do I need to mess with this new program?
> >
> > Well... it does use http. The why would be for similar reasons people
> > use torrent. Also like why you could use a telnet client to browse to
> > view a web page via http, but you get a browser instead (bad example).
> Exactly my point.  I already have a bunch of programs to download
> files.  "Bob" is going to ask why he can't just use IE, Firefox,
> uTorrent, <insert P2P app-o-the-week>.  Why do I need this "special"
> download program that I've never heard of that I will only use to
> download Fedora?  If Linux is that hard, why bother...

Why not another? because it's to download linux?

> Personally, I can see where jigdo makes sense if you already have some
> of the files downloaded, but the new user is going to be starting from
> zero.

I think the mirrors may appreciate it.

Fedora 7 : sipping some of that moonshine
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