None of them need everything, I think I can tell very easily what they need. they need all of the development. and they need a Window managers(most windows users prefer KDE) and they need various network clients but only the vary basic servers, basicly ssh, not too much more than that. obvoulsly you give'em more than they NEED, but if I previously thought we have no chance in hell to get the installations done on time, when we lack CD's lack installers, and lack motivation. This ludicress plan of installing everything will just slow us down.
Meir not to mention the fact 4GB+ of data and say 500MB swap and at least 500MB more to work in, is a lot of disk space for most people nowadays. Many people want to install linux on their non primary computer, or at least on the old hard drive or simply on the free space you cleared up. Some people may have the space but think this is to heavy. In addition I fear it may send a wrong message, when I am asked how much disk space linux takes, I first answer how small can the real thing be, and than I say how many extra stuff come with your friendly distro. As apposed to saying, stndard installation is 4GB but you can cut stuf out later. >On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Alon Altman wrote: > >> NO! You will never manage to install quickly enough if you install >> everything. It's better to copy 'em the ISOs than to install everything. >> You'll have such a long queue that no use will come, and people will be >> stuck with too many junk, and delete Linux altogether after the OS course. > >You will have to install everything for them, so they will be able to play >with it (by all meanings) immidiately, so no ISOs will be burnt to them. >Also Erez prefers it this way, so they will have all the tools they need, and >more. As for the long queue - I am not worried. >And as for removing Linux after the course - it's up to them. I promise >you that this is not going to be the thing that will make them to remove >it. They still can use Linux in the farms, and check if it's suitable to >them. Every one according to his desire and opinion. > >> >> I suggest buying CDs. If Actcom can't, than maybe TCC/CS might burn and >> sell these CDs to students, for example in the secretary. Or, we could buy >> these CDs and sell 'em at the party and later. > >I doubt that TCC will burn. Talk with the operation department there, >downstairs. If they can help us, it can ease the work. >If you want to buy 200 CDs in advance and you have the money for it - go >for it. Nobody can assure you that even one CD will be sold. > >> >> Alon >> _________________________________________ Free web based e-mail with Pop access at http://www.newmail.net -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Haifa Linux Club Mailing List (http://www.haifux.org) To unsub send an empty message to [EMAIL PROTECTED]