Saturday, 26 September 2009

Pretoria WUG - LINUX Mirrors

I've been on the Pretoria WUG for a couple of months now, and only today found the best reason ever to do this. I've got to reload my wives SugarCRM server onto new hardware, and also decided to move from Fedora Core to Ubuntu.

Now the installation CD is only a 640Mb download, but now you want to add Ubuntu Desktop to get X, add another 1.2Gb to the download. Now in the no-WUG days, this would have been on my ADSL line, at a very high cost.

Not with the WUG! Thanks to the guys who added a local Ubuntu Mirror. I installed the CD, changed the application source settings and ran the "aptitude install ubuntu-desktop" command, and while it is downloading at no charge, I'm writing this blog!

Well done guys, and to the Linux users out there, GET ON THE WUG!!!!

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