[openbeos] Re: Updating OSes bit by bit

  • From: Michael Phipps <mphipps1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 12:14:58 -0400

OK - so, boiling this whole thread down, the original intent is:
"Windows requires each user to download huge upgrades and won't allow them to 
save them to disk/CD for later. OBOS should have smaller updates and should 
allow people to save them for later. Here is an article on Windows updates as 
an example of what NOT to do (link here)."

This is a good suggestion. It would be a better fit, though, on the GE list.
And, as a teaser, I will just note that we have a forum on the new website for 
stuff like this. :-)


On 2004-05-23 at 18:58:42 [-0400], Mat Hounsell wrote:
> The point of the article was the size of updates, combined with the need to 
> use a modem, lead to long download times and infections while waiting. My 
> parents ISP limits connections to 3 hours and you are lucky to get that 
> before a disconnect. 
> It is a wise many that learns from the mistakes of others.
> I don't want to spend forever downloading updates over and over again.
> Besides If I wish to convert others to the true path, wouldn't it be better 
> to say:
>    "Oh there's no need to get updates, once you've got them you can burn them
> to an updated install CD, like the one that's just finished installing."
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