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]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Thu 15th Dec 2011 17:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
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I've used SDHC-to-USB adapters - worked great.
I've used IDE-to-SATA adapters - worked great.
I've used SATA-to-IDE adapters - worked great.
I've used CF-to-IDE adapters - worked great.
I've used CF-to-SATA adapters - worked great except for one of the extremely cheap chinese ebay ones (but for $.99 w/free shipping it was worth the risk).

All cheap, nearly all worked great. The only settings that needed to be done were primary/secondary for the IDE adapter, and 3v/5v for the CF. I fail to see how any of these options are a bad idea.

Can you walk into *ANY* major retailer like Best Buy and actually *BUY* these things?

Most of them, yes.

What's that you say? *NO*?

No....I said yes.

You have to pretty much order/buy them via the internet?

No, with the exception of CF-to-*. And are you actually suggesting internet ordering is a bad thing? You do realize it's the preferred choice for most people these days, right? It would be pretty silly of you to claim internet ordering is somehow bad.

Then they are pretty much worthless aren't they?

You must live in an alternate universe because I don't know a single person who would describe cheap, reliable, hassle-free, problem solving hardware that takes practically zero effort to use, as worthless. By all means, please explain that to us. I for one have had a good laugh yet today.

Edited 2011-12-15 17:30 UTC

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