Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 17 2007,19:53
I've resisted commenting because I don't see the benefit of basically remastering ISOs with each release, but I'm curious why it would appeal to someone. I know there are people without broadband, but I think that's increasingly the exception to the rule. I'm just trying to understand the cost:benefit (50MB versus something that either comes on a DVD or stripped to fit on a CD) of it.
I especially don't understand this when I put it in perspective of 50MB of data. Most people don't give second thought about streaming video from youtube or downloading other multimedia content whether audio or video or images, usually at transfer rates much greater than required to download one 50MB ISO. Most people who visit youtube will stream much more than 50MB of video at any given time. Ten to thirteen MP3s is about one DSL ISO. I download at least that much in podcasts and other content daily. So what's a new ISO every couple weeks?
If you have bandwidth restrictions, there are probably other ways around it like if DSL were to offer a subscription so you could pay $X and receive each new ISO as released. There are already services where you can order cheap ISOs (not a plug) online if it's a problem and John already sells single DSL CDs:
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