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Old 10-16-2012, 01:40 AM
"Stephen J. Mazurek"
Default Reason to NOT install from online repositories

I used Debian Linux for a number of years. *I recently got a new HP computer running Windows 7, which gave me minimal problems, aside from annoyances (Microrsoft is very good at being annoying.) *Anyway, I expect to return to Linux very soon (not Debian, but Aptosid, since it's more up to date.) *I have a high speed connection but I will be starting from a CD. *Do you have any suggestions?

--Stephen Mazurek

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM, Charles Kroeger <ckrogrr@frankensteinface.com> wrote:

On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:50:02 +0200

Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> wrote:

> Not all of us have convenient access to a high speed

> internet connection.

Back in the day I used to download a version of Debian over a 56K modem (that rarely

achieved those speeds) I used to set it to downloading around midnight and get up

the next morning and it was usually finished or almost and if it had stopped in the

night I just restarted at that point, but it did get done and the ISP didn't


Of course I don't know what kind of data transfer restrictions you may be subject to

if any but patience is still free.




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