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 unclefester on Sun 11th Dec 2011 14:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Yes, it's a problem."
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

Those people need to buy a DVD burner. It costs only $30.

No wait. $20 now.


Ubuntu was originally developed for Africa where $20 may represent a weeks salary. In some African countries even a doctor is lucky to earn $100/week.

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RE[3]: Yes, it's a problem.
by Kivada on Sun 11th Dec 2011 18:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Yes, it's a problem."
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

And the 3rd hand comps they have nolonger have GPU support anyways so the point of them not having a $20 DVD burner is moot. Blame MESA not Ubuntu for that one.

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