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    Default Surprised by size of distro iso download

    I'm considering moving to openSUSE but am surprised that the installation iso file is 4.7GB. Why so large please?
    Other Linux distros such as Ubuntu and Fedora are much smaller being less that 1GB.

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    Default Re: Surprised by size of distro iso download

    openSUSE provides live CD's like Ubuntu
    Ubuntu DVD just includes language packs

    openSUSE DVD is a full blown OS all on the DVD
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    Default Re: Surprised by size of distro iso download

    Because, if you do not have regular access to a good broadband connection, you have pretty well everything you need on the DVD. There are Live CDs for KDE, Gnome, etc. which contain just enough to get you started and which, when you log on to update the repos, then install the things you may need which were not on the CD. You end up with about two CDs worth of files if you choose one of the Live CDs. Those who do not have a broadband connection can get boxed versions of the DVD.

    Incidentally, you can also do a network install with openSUSE which requires a very small number of files.

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    Default Re: Surprised by size of distro iso download

    I have fast broadband and would be happy to download the live CD iso.
    However I'm not finding it.

    EDIT: Sorry found it here http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...as/images/iso/

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    Default Re: Surprised by size of distro iso download

    That looks like the 4.7GB DVD iso. Am I right?

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    Default Re: Surprised by size of distro iso download

    Tell if you want Gnome or KDE, 32 or 64 bit and I'll give you a direct link
    But the CD is on that page if you look
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    Default Re: Surprised by size of distro iso download

    Thanks. I found the Gnome 64 bit as the URL in my msg #4 indicates I hope. (39 minutes left to complete iso download).

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    Default Re: Surprised by size of distro iso download

    Quote Originally Posted by welshmike2 View Post
    Thanks. I found the Gnome 64 bit as the URL in my msg #4 indicates I hope. (39 minutes left to complete iso download).
    That link you quote is for Gnome 3
    Do you really want Gnome 3?
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