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: 750 MB is still CD-R rise
by Kivada on Sun 11th Dec 2011 08:15 UTC in reply to "750 MB is still CD-R rise"
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People seem to forget that there are various CD-R sizes. 700 MB is one, but 750 MB is another. I've even got some 800 MB CDs!

700Mb is the only common size though, some devices, even current ones have issues with anything larger then 700Mb CDs. Like the factory CD player in my '09 Corolla, but then half the time it can't read track names of MP3s it's previously read fine and the disc is flawless and has never left the changer...

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