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[4]: Yes, it's a problem.
by Neolander on Sun 11th Dec 2011 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yes, it's a problem."
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About a year ago I'd say. Just checking, it seems that indeed they now cost about the same price here (22.5€ for 50 without looking for cheap ones), so I'll consider switching to DVDs when I'm done with my current CD-R pack.

I rarely use CD-Rs for anything but OSs these days, though, so it may take a while.

Edited 2011-12-11 10:47 UTC

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