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Re: CD and DVD ISO images



On Jan 26, 2008 8:11 PM, Jeroen van Meeuwen <kanarip kanarip com> wrote:
> William Hooper 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...
> >
> > 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.
> >
>
> Luckily, Jigdo isn't mutually exclusive with BitTorrent. Concerning the
> issues stated, I hope distribution via BitTorrent is going to continue.
> Jigdo is one way for users to get the distribution whereof I assume it
> is a better and way more efficient way - for those who can use it.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Jeroen van Meeuwen
> -kanarip


Frankly Bittorent+Jigdo seem the ideal combo. There is no one who
can't technically used jigdo, while there are who can't use torrent.


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