On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 10:25:16AM -0500, Steve Petrie, P.Eng. via talk wrote:
> Many thanks to the many helpful responders !!
> Too many for me to thank individually ...
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> Here is what I have digested and decided, based on GTALUG advivce received:
> 1. Thanks for the multiple offers to burn & ship DVDs and / or other media.
> 2. I'll accept the USB device advice, and use a USB device for the 
> installation media.
> 3. I already own two (2) WD 1 TB USB drives, acquired for taking hard disk 
> backups of the new PC. So I'll try using one of those for the debian Linux 
> (LXDE) installation device.
> 4. My friend has a Windows 10 setup with high speed Internet connection so 
> I'll see if he and I can get all three installation DVD images onto that USB 
> drive. We can't use any Linux utilities while doing that, unfortunately. Then 
> I'll try the Linux install from that USB drive.
> 5. Thanks also for the cautionary advice re: dial-up modem on Linux. I did 
> some research earlier, but of course the proof will be in the actual attempt 
> to use the modem :) I do plan to upgrade to a faster (and dedicated) Internet 
> link !! Just wanted to try first with the dial-up modem. Trying to simplify 
> my life by postponing the networking upgrade. And also out of plain perverse 
> curiosity, more than anything else.

Nothing could simplify life more than avoiding dial-up.

Len Sorensen
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