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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by ilovebeer on Thu 15th Dec 2011 17:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by"
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usb boot is not really reliable - many computers have quirky usb booting and a lot of workarounds need to be applied.

You've got to be kidding. This simply isn't true. There may be some handful of old mainboards that don't handle usb boot well but even those probably have bios updates that fix the problem. We've been installing from usb for years and I can count on one hand how many times it was a problem.

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