You lost a new Ubuntu user

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Dec 27 16:21:56 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/12/27 richard <richard.bown at>:
> > But if some one gives you a CD saying this is a complete distro,
> > surely no matter how thicK you are you must realise that a complete
> > distro can not fit on a 700Mb CD, therefore there is more to be
> > loaded, and when it sets up the inet connection it should be obvious
> > that is where the additional  is coming from.
> Apparently your definition of complete differs from the common
> definition.
> In any case, go ask the average joe what the storage capacity of a
> CD-R is.


> Now ask him what size an average Linux distro might be. Now 
> ask him if that Linux distro will likely or likely not fit on that
> disk.

No idea how much but my Windows XP operating system comes on a single CD. 
So yes, Linux must fit on a single CD because all those Linux zealots 
claim that it is much lighter than Windows.

> Ask a non-geek friend, or relative. Because according to Bug #1, that
> is Ubuntu's target audience.

OK, the answers above are made-up but I think they match the audience in 


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