Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Dec 2011 01:37 UTC, submitted by rhyder
Linux It's starting to look like the end of an era for Ubuntu users as Canonical mull the creation of an ISO that won't fit onto a CDR. The question is, does it matter? Canonical owes at least part of its success with Ubuntu Linux to the unique way that it has been distributed. From the start it has been available as a downloadable ISO image and a free CD, posted at no cost to the user. This was great news for people who wanted to install Linux but did not have the luxury of a decent Internet connection. In a sense, installing via a CDR image has always been like a kind of cache, in that you're moving part of the content that you need onto permanent storage rather than pulling it through the network connection
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RE: Yes, it's a problem.
by Kivada on Sun 11th Dec 2011 08:04 UTC in reply to "Yes, it's a problem."
Kivada
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Dvd burners are dirt cheap, dvd players are even cheaper, both can be found at your local recycling center or on the side of the road if need be...

That and does Canonical not still ship free install CDs? Yeah I know that they take their sweet ass time shipping them, I know, I've ordered them before to leave around and to pop into machines at craptacular electronics stores and walk away...

Theres no shortage of places that will sell you damn near any distro on whatever media you like, just check http://www.debian.org/CD/vendors/ since it looks like you can get the complete everything 6 DVD version of Debian 6.0.3 for as little as $10 US.

Edited 2011-12-11 08:08 UTC

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