I see two downsides:
- you can't remove or update drivers separately
- the dropped DRI drivers that one could previously build from an earlier release, would this break them?
Amazing. How one still can go in against common software development sense even after having worked in the software industry for 7 years.
And I thought this was about a 16-bit console from the 90's.... what a disappointing article
must have all packages or the filesystem image locally prior to beginning an installation. I have never
had landline internet at home, thus never done and install over a network.
to fetch a full CD/DVD installer image from an uncapped/unthrottled internet connection. Then that is taken
home and used for installation. The exact same OS on the netbook, updated on the road, later
fetches packages which are harvested from /var/cache/apt/archives and used again at home on
the video editing desktop machine.
For actually running a system, I require all binaries locally on my own machines not only for
bandwidth but also security reasons.
Thus, installing from a full installer image on a flash drive or a DVD is by no means obsolete,
different users have different needs. With open source and many distros, people can choose for