[tex-live] Re: [tug-board] Any news of DVDs ?
frank at kuesterei.ch
Fri Jan 27 09:27:26 CET 2006
Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
>>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> writes:
> > Me included. I don't have anything personal against bzip2 except
> > that it's unheard-of, unusual, and non-standard. Granted, it's on
> > my FC4 machines, but TeX CD/DVD images are the only things that I
> > ever use it for, so I have to RTFM every year to remember what to
> > type. Goddess help the poor individual user.
> Why do people only regard things Microsoft provides as a standard?
> bzip2 is a standard for many years now. It´s a pity that (some)
> Windows users are not aware of it.
When I still used a Windows installation (up to around 2001), one of the
first things to do was always to install a archive program. I very soon
switched from illegally using WinZIP without registration to using a
free alternative - forgot the name, but it should be easy to find -, and
this application did understand bz2. Googling for "windows zip bz2
free" gives lots of hits, some sounding like free-as-in-beer, some
-as-in-speech, but I can't see the problem.
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