[sf-lug] linux

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Apr 6 09:20:52 PDT 2009

Hi.  I'm assuming that Joy went offlist into private mail accidentally,
and so am moving back on-list.

Quoting jcs at techie.com (jcs at techie.com):

> Thanks Rick, I checked it out...but encountered some issues:  1) the
> page has moved; it's blank with only a note from norvell; so I went to
> another download page.

Um, you might have misunderstood what I wrote.  I wasn't suggesting you
download OpenSUSE.

I was saying that CABAL has physical media of OpenSUSE 11.1 that any
attendee of a CABAL meeting is welcome to duplicate during the meeting.
The page I sent you to has a catalogue of all the Linux and BSD distros
in CABAL's collection.

Yes, the _OpenSUSE_ download page has moved, I notice, to
http://software.opensuse.org/ .  Companies do that.

> 2) my IE cannot support more than 4 gigs download, so I'll have to
> clean up space to install another browser....

Well, you don't need someothing as big as a _browser_.  You can just use
something tiny like GNU wget.  Since you're talking about MSIE, I assume
you must be on MS-Windows, so: http://users.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget/

I'm a little unclear on how you can download a 4.3 GB DVD image if
you're worried about having enough room for a Web browser, but here's
the directory containing all the OpenSUSE 11.1 downloads for all three
CPU platforms (i586, x86_64, and PowerPC):

Here's the main disc for i586 (4.2 GB):

Here's the main disc for x86_64 AKA AMD64 (4.3 GB):

Here's the non-open source add-ons disc (RealPlayer, Adobe Flash, and
all that junk) for both i586 and x86_64 (698 MB, CDR-sized)

> 3) I need to buy DVDs; right now, I have only CD's.  

Well, recordable media are cheap.

But, anyway, if you ever want to save yourself a whole lot of download
time (and HD storage issues), you can come down the Peninsula to a CABAL
meeting and duplicate anything in our collection.  Of course, that is
often not convenient for people, but the offer's open.  (CABAL meets
twice monthly in Menlo Park:  http://linuxmafia.com/cabal/ .)

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