RE: D'L or buy CDs? Which better?

Subject: RE: D'L or buy CDs? Which better?
From: Stefan Schneider (
Date: Fri Dec 01 2000 - 18:16:23 MST

From: Jonathan Bertsch

>> Are there benefits to actually buying the package? What more is there >> in the published set that is missing from the download and may be
>> valuable/indispensable?

>I just downloaded Yellow Dog CS 1.2.1 and burned it up, the only thing
>you might get in buying it is a nice binder and some instaliation >support, and a manual(which can also be downloaded). As for the >installition support, this list has been helped alot, and for free... >Don't get me wrong, I'm all for supporting linux, but if your a college >student like me it's nice to not have to worry about spending alot of >money on software, and when you plan to major in computer science its >nice to have all the programing languages/compilers, etc, and not have >to pay so much for Microsoft Visual stuff...

In any case, a sensible reminder here, even if the spirit is Free (As in speech and beer) the price of the CD's (When I bought YDL 1.2 it was $39 in LinuxMall) is nothing compared to the loads of support given by Dan and his crew at TerraSoft, so as a Xmas gift for the Mac user you want to help or the RS/6000 admin (like myself) you want to upgrade, buy the CD's and help the guys at terrasoft keep up with our demands...

That's all, now back to you regular programming on the YellowDog-General list (Which is help, rants and raves).


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