New Programs for Hardy?

Vadim Peretokin vperetokin at
Fri Dec 7 15:37:26 GMT 2007

I'll agree with that. Most people by the time they download a LiveCD are
already planning on installing Ubuntu. Since you can get Firefox and
Thunderbird for windows already, a simple link can suffice.

On Dec 7, 2007 10:32 AM, Matthew East <mdke at> wrote:

> Hi
> On 28/11/2007, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
> > We are always looking for more ways to reduce CD size so that we can fit
> > more things on the CD
> {snip}
> > The Windows FOSS has already been pared down many times, and I think is
> > probably now near its minimum.
> I agree that the Windows FOSS section can't get any smaller. However,
> just to throw the idea out there, how about getting rid of it
> entirely? At the moment it only carries Firefox and Thunderbird, I
> think. It could easily be replaced by a simple text material
> explaining free software, with links to the respective download pages
> for those projects (and other projects) and/or a link to the open disc
> project.
> I'd be interested to hear other opinions but isn't the install CD
> generally downloaded or ordered by people wanting to install Ubuntu? I
> imagine that there is a certain amount of sentimental attachment to
> the Windows FOSS section but I also think it would be at least worth a
> discussion to evaluate how useful it is (especially now it is so
> limited).
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