You lost a new Ubuntu user

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at
Sun Dec 28 13:39:03 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-12-27 at 13:30 +0000, richard wrote:
>> On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 08:30:52 +0000
>> Ian Lynch <ian.lynch at> wrote:
>> Big snip and a merry Christmas to you all.
>> I've been watching this thread and the one thing that has been missed
>> and it doesn't matter what the Intelligence of the user is like.
>> 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,
> Maybe it's because my first distro was Damn Small Linux, but yes, I *DO*
> expect the whole distro to fit on one CD.  At least the main system.
> Sure, Debian's got 20 CDs, but only the first one is actually needed.  I
> find it insane that Fedora requires 6 CDs!

More specifically, Ubuntu does fit on a single CD, except for language
packs, which presumably Peter (as an English speaker) doesn't need.
AFAICT, the main issue is updates, which have everything to do with
release time and almost nothing to do with space.

John C. McCabe-Dansted
PhD Student
University of Western Australia

More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list