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    Default Canonical Plans To Drop Alternate Ubuntu CDs

    Phoronix: Canonical Plans To Drop Alternate Ubuntu CDs

    Steve Langasek has laid out plans to drop Ubuntu alternate CDs beginning already with the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.10 release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2OTk

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    Default Not that big a deal..

    If it helps QA I'm all for it. You can still grab a server "alternate" ISO, afterwards you have to install ubuntu-desktop or similar. For someone who the alternate install works for, I don't see it as that big of a deal...

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    right, well its still jumping through hoops. What is lost in offering the alternate iso until this is ready?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gQuigs View Post
    I don't see it as that big of a deal...
    Its a big deal for those of us who have to use the Alternate cd and I'm not going to jump through more hoops to get a workable desktop by using the server version. If it does happen I might be going back to windows and think about those newcomers that will try Ubuntu and if it fails will think that their hardware isn't supported and will stick with windows too.

    I put this idiocy on par with the call to drop 32bit support, a great way to loose more customers or do Canonical think they have enough already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    Its a big deal for those of us who have to use the Alternate cd
    Why do you need to use the alternate CD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gQuigs View Post
    Why do you need to use the alternate CD?
    Because the desktop cd doesn't work on my hardware.

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    My thought on this being positive was more time to work on making the desktop CD better.

    Specifically what hardware do you have? Bug on it? Let's get it fixed. Most people will only every try the desktop cd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    Its a big deal for those of us who have to use the Alternate cd and I'm not going to jump through more hoops to get a workable desktop by using the server version. If it does happen I might be going back to windows and think about those newcomers that will try Ubuntu and if it fails will think that their hardware isn't supported and will stick with windows too.

    I put this idiocy on par with the call to drop 32bit support, a great way to loose more customers or do Canonical think they have enough already?
    That's what you have Debian for. The installer is way more flexible anyway.
    Remember, "Ubuntu" is African for "I can't configure Debian."

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    IIRC, the installer for Mandrake 8 had RAID support.

    I find the Alternate ISOs useful as a source for debs. I do net-based installs over TFTP/HTTP with a kickstart script from the minimal ISO. My script grabs the debs from a loop-back mounted Alternate ISO to save download time. I can live without the Alternate ISO since I can just copy the debs from an installed system to a directory on my server.

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