Supplemental CD

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Supplemental CD

Postby Mad Echidna on Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:27 pm

Let me start of by congratulating the Linux Mint team. This is by far the best default install I have had with any system. I have not felt the need to do any sort of tweaking as of yet, and everything is working the way I expect it to. How novel it is when media on websites actually works!

With that said, I think it would be nice if you would accommodate users who may not have an Internet connection available to them. There are several people at my school here who have desktop machines, and the only way they can get software is by shuttling it back and forth on USB sticks. If there was a Linux Mint disc 2, with at the bare minimum all the packages needed to compile software from source, that would make things allot easier. Other nice things to add might be Wine, Beryl, and perhaps some games. Thanks, and keep up the good work!
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Postby jonpackard on Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:02 pm

Linux Mint will work with any Ubuntu packages. I have a Kubuntu DVD that has all the packages from the main ubuntu repository. I find it very useful when setting up a PC with a slow or non-existent internet connection. The Kubuntu DVD works fine for any Ubuntu-based distro. Perhaps you could install all of the software you need on a system that has internet access and copy your '/var/cache/apt/archives' to a CD and add it as a repository using Synaptic.

I have experimented with altering the Linux Mint CD a bit and have come to realize the size constraints of a 700MB CD. To add any software I had to remove an equal amount of software. Clem has been discussing the possibility making a DVD version of Linux Mint. I am working on one myself so that I can offer feedback to Clem for upcoming releases.
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Postby jonpackard on Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:52 am

I am working with Clem on creating an add-on repository CD.
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Postby devdavad on Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:10 pm

jonpackard wrote:I am working with Clem on creating an add-on repository CD.
That would be really cool! With those repository cds, I bet I could help my parents get Linux Mint instead of Windows.
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