View Full Version : Optional CD's like Fedora?

March 1st, 2005, 03:21 PM
Is there any plans to release CD's for downloads with Packages on it like Fedora does?
I am asking cause I know of a couple of institutions that would want to play with a distribution but they have no internet connection.
I get this so often. "So where do I find apps?" , "On the Net" "But I dont have a connection" A lot of these people are interested in PC's and learning but they come from a disadvantaged background and can afford the luxury of internet.

I would go and install it for them but even by downloading a DEB and then running it from CD doesnt work most of the time.

I think it will be a good thing esp, after Hoary release.

March 1st, 2005, 06:06 PM
Hoary will have DVD's.... :(

March 1st, 2005, 06:56 PM
Hoary will have DVD's.... :(
You mean "Also DVD's" or "only DVD's" ???

March 1st, 2005, 07:16 PM
From what I've seen so far Hoary will have one install CD (like warty) and there will be a DVD which includes additional packages. There are no signs that there will be more than one CD, but I guess that doesn't make any sense for hoary right now, so everything is still open.

greets, tim

March 1st, 2005, 08:08 PM
Hoary will have DVD's.... :(

Don't frown....its what some people need.

March 2nd, 2005, 07:20 AM
GREAT! THat sounds like a even better idea.
For those who dont have dvd roms, if you want I'll break the apps up so that they will fit on say 4 cd's.
And try post it on a mirror.

March 2nd, 2005, 08:53 AM
DVDs in addition to the single install CD.

March 2nd, 2005, 11:10 AM
So one will have the Install CD / ISO
Then hav a DVD / ISO with a bunch of apps on it.

March 2nd, 2005, 11:13 AM
So one will have the Install CD / ISO
Then hav a DVD / ISO with a bunch of apps on it.

That is a great idea!

March 2nd, 2005, 12:29 PM
I also think so ;)