Should Ubuntu Still Be Distributed As A CD ISO?
Phoronix: Should Ubuntu Still Be Distributed As A CD ISO?
The question of whether the Linux operating system should still be distributed as a 700MB CD ISO or whether they finally need to break that threshold and move to a DVD ISO or a USB-centered image has come up again for the Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric cycle...
I do not mind the change, BUT
I really want to keep the possibillity to burn a net-boot mini.iso for network install to a CD. The full distro? meh... Then i defer to the earlier speaker as his/her comment is very valid.
Friggin 1 min editing window
By cd and dvd i mean cd an dvd sized image. Ubuntu does include a tool to change the cd into a usb install. However they still cling to that 700mb.
1 minute editing time window sucks on this (new?) version of the forum. Maybe wanna change it to 5-15 min.
It doesn't fit in a CD now.
Ubuntu downloads a couple dozen MB of translations, dictionaries...
Canonical should think about the people who mirror for them and people with slow connections. If common software and translations were included in a bigger ISO, that would save a lot of bandwidth during the release time.