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Date:      Wed, 15 Mar 2000 19:14:33 -0500
From:      Dan Moschuk <dan@FreeBSD.ORG>
To:        Doug Barton <Doug@gorean.org>
Cc:        Anatoly Vorobey <mellon@pobox.com>, current@FreeBSD.ORG, Arnout Boer <arnout@xs4all.nl>, Matt Heckaman <matt@ARPA.MAIL.NET>
Subject:   Re: Why not gzip iso images?
Message-ID:  <20000315191433.A729@spirit.jaded.net>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.4.21.0003151348130.1980-100000@dt051n0b.san.rr.com>; from Doug@gorean.org on Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 01:49:52PM -0800
References:  <20000315212001.A16904@happy.checkpoint.com> <Pine.BSF.4.21.0003151348130.1980-100000@dt051n0b.san.rr.com>

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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
-- 
Dan Moschuk (TFreak!dan@freebsd.org)
"Waste not fresh tears on old griefs."


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