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[5]: Yes, it's a problem.
by Kivada on Mon 12th Dec 2011 04:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Yes, it's a problem."
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Apparently you haven't tried anything with an i810 series GPU recently, you lose allot more then 3d, you lose support for Xv and XvMC as well as I at least can't get the resolution to go past 960x529 on anything other then the, albeit crash happy i810 driver.

I'd love to be able to use it as would many many others since it was the ubiquitous IGP of the P4 series machines that can be found EVERYWHERE and was for sale on new machines as late as 2006 if I remember. But nobody, least of all Intel is willing to maintain the driver. But then they've also opted to keep the graphics stack fractured by refusing to port to Gallium3D.

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