You lost a new Ubuntu user

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Mon Dec 29 13:55:47 UTC 2008

2008/12/29 Peteris Krisjanis <pecisk at>:
> Cost of printing DVD is equal of CDs (as far as I know), so I think
> the right way to solve this is to offer to buy or order for free (like
> ship it) DVD instead of CD (but leaving CD also as a choice). Also I
> would suggest to have monthly or three-monthly CDs with updates for
> main (which could be commercial offering) so users who just want to up
> to date their systems can get it, throw it in, read some legal yada
> yada yada, click agree, enter their password (if they're admins) and
> vola, their system get's updated.
> More or less harsh lesson of this thread is that lot of people still
> have dialups or even don't have stable Internet connection at all - or
> it is very costly (there are countries were they still pay about local
> traffic too, in Mb/$n). It would rock that Ubuntu/Cannonical could
> offer them some help - even for fee.
> Just my two euro cents,
> Peter.

Lots of old computers have only CD drives, no DVD drive. That's bitten
me at least three times, back when I was installing Fedora instead of
Ubuntu for people, and the computer wouldn't read the disc!

Dotan Cohen


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