Mention alternatives for wget in preparation.rst

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Dinu Gherman created an issue

The preparation section uses wget to download distribute_setup.py. Some participants in the Berlin workshop had not installed wget on their machines and used curl instead (on Mac OS X) or maybe just a browser on Windows. It might be helpful to briefly mention such alternatives in the text.

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  1. Andreas Hug

    I'd describe it this way. Since curl seems to be pre-installed on more systems, I'd not mention wget.

    What do you think?

    It's installed with the help of a bootstrap script which can be downloaded
    `here <http://python-distribute.org/distribute_setup.py`_.
    If installed, you can use :program:`curl` to download it with the command line.
    Otherwise just use the browser::
    
        $ curl http://python-distribute.org/distribute_setup.py
    
    After you downloaded the script, change to the directory and execute it::
    
        $ python distribute_setup.py
    
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