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[2]: Yes, it's a problem.
by Neolander on Sun 11th Dec 2011 08:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Yes, it's a problem."
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I have a DVD burner, and I still rarely use it to burn DVDs.

Last time I checked, blank DVDs were still ridiculously high-priced as compared to their CD counterpart. As such, CD-Rs remain much better than DVD-Rs as a polyvalent storage media that can both be expendable and used for reasonably long-term storage. When I really need to burn something on DVD, I have a few DVD-RWs around, but these are not for long-term storage and I keep erasing and rewriting them.

Edited 2011-12-11 08:28 UTC

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