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Installation ISO is 4GB? Isn't that a bit much for a *nix based OS? Considering ubuntu fits on a regular old CD...
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It has a lot more packages/software bundled with it. So basically it usually means more pre-installed software to start off with and easier to set up certain things & hardware... DVD-based distros have been around for ages, though, so that shouldn't really be a surprise, and you can install Fedora off the LiveCD just as well so you can still fit all the basics on a regular, old CD.
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SuSE barely fits on a DVD
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Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post
SuSE barely fits on a DVD
idk why they come with so much useless crap... They come with some "TV Tuner" software. I don't know a single person who uses that. I don't understand why that stuff is included by default.
post #5 of 9
get the live cd, you can install it and it is only about 650 megs, and then you can install the packages you want, never get the dvd iso, unless you want it all installed at once or on a slow connection.
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get the live cd, you can install it and it is only about 650 megs, and then you can install the packages you want, never get the dvd iso, unless you want it all installed at once or on a slow connection.
IDK, it would be better to get the DVD since you don't have to manually download anything and you'll get better functionality out-of-box. All you may save by going with the LiveCD is save a few gigs of HD space, but that's hardly worth noting nowadays.
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the dvd's are just a waste of space, i doubt ppl will ever use 95% of the stuff that comes with it.
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meh, back to Ubuntu. Finally got wireless working
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dont think you will get a 32 and a 64 bit OS on 1 CD, then add drivers and apps
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