[vox-if] Re: IF Linux discs

Christopher James McKenzie mckenzie at cs.ucdavis.edu
Fri Mar 30 11:21:31 PDT 2007

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Christopher James McKenzie wrote:
> If you have the time, burn the modern distros on CD-Rs for tomorrow. 
> I'll try to get a full FC 6 but if you could help, that would be great. 
>  We also need x64 distros eventually. Thanks
> ~chris.

Alright chill, here is what I am downloading/need.  With everything, the 
most modern version (Multiple, complete copies are fantastic):

System Rescue CD i386
Knoppix EN
Fedora Core 6 32/64-bit
Ubuntu 32/64-bit
	I don't know much about Debian, but
	people do request it

	Don't know much about this either,
	but it is also a common distro

That's really it.  Nobody seems to insist on Mandrake (a.k.a Mandriva) 
these days or anything else.  I only use Slackware (which I found out 
I'm known for) if everything else fails, because it seems to always give 
me the fewest problems.

The truth is that material degradation on CD-Rs starting at around 2 
years and the speed of development in Linux, spending a couple hours 
downloading/burning something that people probably won't use, has proven 
to be in the past, a poor use of resources since the CDs need to be 
discarded after 10-20 installfests.



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