Ways of distributing Speakup Modified Fedora.

William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-722-7209 wacker at octothorp.org
Sat Nov 24 11:36:36 EST 2007

there will be a rescue disk for sure.  As for the resource requirements of 
Linux vs that other OS, I haven't seen the stats lately although everyone 
seems to be saying that if you want to run Vista, it'll take more computer 
than you needed with XP.  That said, I might as well gripe about something 
that's always bugged me about the community.  We have an awful lot of 
Linux dabblers.  Folks who, for whatever reason, feel that they just have 
to experience Linux, just to feel well-rounded, I suppose.  What I find is 
that they reserve their best hardware for Windows, which remains their 
primary OS, and put Linux on their junk hardware.  In fact, I even know 
someone who has named his Linux system to match its hardware.  He calls it 

      I guess, what I'm trying to say is that I'd prefer to support those 
who are serious about learning and using Linux for real. These days, I 
pretty much tell folks that I don't support dual booting, or as Ann calls 
it, duel booting which is really a better name for it.

Bill in Denver

On Sat, 24 Nov 2007, Albert E. Sten-Clanton wrote:

> Hi, Bill!
> I'm among those who don't have DVD burners.  I don't know when I'll get one.  If you can make a boot or rescue CD, though, I can install Fedora 8 the only way I ever installed FC6, from a DVD image in my home partition.  If my hard drive's partition table gets screwed up, which has happened before, then I should be able to use GRML to set things right and then install Fedora.  At least, that's my guess.
> I note that a few years ago one of the much-touted benefits of Linux was that you could use it on older equipment.  I take it that's one thing you can't say about Fedora or Red Hat any longer.  It becomes less affordable that way.  I know of course that this isn't your doing, and that you've got a problem to solve, but it deserves mention.
> Al
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> From: "William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-722-7209" <wacker at octothorp.org>
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> Subject: Ways of distributing Speakup Modified Fedora.
>> Hi all,
>>       Starting with the release of Fedora 7 (Moonshine), Red Hat has only
>> posted DVDs of the distro.  For 7, we produced Cd's in addition.  Now
>> that we're getting ready to release the Speakup Modified version of F8, I
>> wonder if we can drop the Cd's as Red Hat has already done.  There is a
>> possible bug in the upstream distribution process causing me to be unable
>> to produce Cd's.  The maintainer of Pungi, the tool we use to build
>> the distro has agreed to take a look at it, but I don't know what he'll be
>> able to do.
>>       In addition, we're going to release an x86_64 version this time which
>> will a little more than double the space required to store it all on the
>> server which holds the images for download.
>>       Let me know what y'all think.
>>   -- Bill in Denver
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