Apps DVD

  8 years ago

Make available a DVD with the most useful applications for users with bandwidth issues. For example, it would be nice to have a DVD with the best Linux Equivalent/Alternative to Windows Software (as listed for example at or at
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Jessey-Lawson 8 years ago

Again you are on a roll.

RayWoods 9 years ago

New > Considered

blueXrider 10 years ago


I use APTonCD to backup my software. Really cool to have when you dork your system and have to reinstall something. As you unpack the CD the package manager compares the set to the repositories, so you know if the package is current or not.

It doesn't take a lot of room. My entire software collection was only 341.7 MB (358305792 bytes) on the CD. So incorporate that into a DVD with Mint and BAM! All the good stuff.

Good Idea.

passstab 10 years ago

mint kinda already is that

dandv 10 years ago

how about including way more apps in a DVD image? The current DVD image is only 825Mb, so it wastes over 3.5Gb of DVD space.

Alexio 11 years ago

@Gpig - The Apps DVD idea is used by the SliTaz project. From the download page at the users can download "a bootable CDROM image of all available packages" which "is generated every day". The Apps DVD "also contains a copy of the website and can be used without an internet connection via the script". The ISO is about 1 Gb for the stable version and almost 2 Gb for the unstable/testing version.

heltonbiker 11 years ago

EDIT: the preceding comment meant that the very phisical instance of the DVD is not necessary, just the data contained in it to be readily available.

heltonbiker 11 years ago

Perhaps a tool to create an offline repository based on a "huge" list with checkboxes, in a similar way used by MSN Messenger to slowly share a lot of files between users, taking advantage of idle bandwidth. Something that could be replicated (based on a text/ini file with the software names and their implied dependencies).

Alexio 11 years ago

I think that APTonCD - may be a good solution to create a custom DVD that can be distributed. A similar idea is posted at

Alexio 11 years ago

My idea is about a ISO image that can be downloaded by someone with a broadband connection and distributed by copying the DVD to all the people interested in using it. Maybe a software tool to create a custom repository with the chosen software packages on a DVD could be used instead.

Gpig 11 years ago

How do you handle the inherent cost of labor, production and distribution of the DVD? Moving from the digital realm to the brick and mortar world can be involved and expensive.