[scribus] Linux Distro 4 Scribus + 1.7GHz Celeron 256MB RAM

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Mon Aug 31 03:40:31 CEST 2009

Asif Lodhi wrote:

> Hi John,
> On 8/31/09, John Beardmore <John at t4sltd.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> if you hare tech savy enough, i can suggest you to go for a debian
>>>> server install with no desktop manager and just install your window
>>>> manager of choice.
>>> I just visited Debian website. There are FIVE dvds! - each 4.4 GB
>>> except the last one which is 1.2GB. ALL the other distros I've seen so
>>> far fit only on one DVD. ..........
>> Do they have an option for network install ?
> Yes, they have a network install option - you download a small dvd
> image that you then use to download/install just the stuff that you
> want.

You can probably put the boot image on a memory stick these days.

> However, I wonder what's in all of those DVDs and whether it's worth
> to download all of them and play with them locally. Or whether it's
> better to download/install from the network. I have never worked with
> Debian before.

My guess is that the core material you want is probably only a few 
hundred meg, and most people I know install packages off the net to get 
the latest stuff even if they have the original CD.  I suppose it 
depends when you want the material though. If you want to play with lots 
of packages to start with, the DVD would be fresh still, and if you 
wanted to get packages when your OS release was no longer supported, the 
DVD might be the only sensible source of packages ?

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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