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Re: aid to iso download

To: stimits@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: aid to iso download
From: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 08:29:06 +0200
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There is no reason to use gzip instead of bzip2. On wondows you can use
PowerArchiver which will handle bzipped files as well.

"D. Stimits" schrieb:
> 
> Being that the ISO images are rather large, it might be nice to have a
> duplicate of each current ISO available that is the gzip version. gzip
> is suggested instead of bzip2 because gzip can be decompressed with
> standard tools on most any machine, including with winzip on windows
> (unfortunately, I'm one of those people that do not have access to a
> burner on a linux machine). I'd strongly recommend using "gzip -9" since
> maximum compression is important. With 300 MB files, it'll probably take
> some time for compression to complete, but imagine how much it'll pay
> off against a slow Internet download. I'm hoping to set a slow computer
> downloading tonight from a windows machine, so I suspect compression
> could cut down the time by many hours.
> 
> D. Stimits, stimits@xxxxxxxxxx



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