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 Yoko_T on Wed 14th Dec 2011 00:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yes, it's a problem."
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"That's assuming you can actually find one that will actually work with your machine.

Nowdays nearly all internal cd/dvd burners are SATA, not PATA/IDE.

So if you have a older machine that doesn't support SATA,you're pretty much screwed, unless you have an empty/unused usb port that you can get at.

Newegg still lists 9 PATA/IDE DVD burners, 3 of them with lightscribe, all around $27 US.

Dude, Newegg and places like are a joke. They might *LIST* those drives, but that doesn't mean they actually have them in stock.

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