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Date:      Wed, 15 Mar 2000 19:14:33 -0500
From:      Dan Moschuk <dan@FreeBSD.ORG>
To:        Doug Barton <>
Cc:        Anatoly Vorobey <>, current@FreeBSD.ORG, Arnout Boer <>, Matt Heckaman <matt@ARPA.MAIL.NET>
Subject:   Re: Why not gzip iso images?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>; from on Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 01:49:52PM -0800
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| > Alas, that is just not true for many of us who are in bandwidth-poor
| > countries. Over here, it can take 3 to BIGNUM hours to download an ISO
| > image (there aren't any up-to-date local mirrors), depending on time of
| > day and the phase of the moon. I think compression would definitely help.
| 	As much as I sympathize with the plight of people who have to pay
| for slow b/w, we're talking about something that is a luxury, not a
| necessity. Sure, having a gzip'ed version of the iso image avaiable is
| probably a good idea, but if you want your stuff gzip'ed just do an ftp
| install.  Those bits are already gzip'ed for you.

Of course, you can always be good little FreeBSD users and order the CD.

Dan Moschuk (TFreak!
"Waste not fresh tears on old griefs."

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