You lost a new Ubuntu user

Tim Hawkins tim.hawkins at
Sun Dec 28 10:04:39 UTC 2008

Fedora 10 provides a USB disk image, which can just be DD'd onto a  
blank key.

With the rapid  rise in the numbers of compact netbooks with no  
optical media readers included, perhaps this makes more sense, most  
machines now will boot from a usb key.

while there are tools like unetbootin that can create an image from an  
iso, they are a pain to use.

On 28 Dec 2008, at 06:49, Chris Cheney wrote:

> On Sat, 2008-12-27 at 16:47 +0000, richard wrote:
> <-snip->
>> He knows that if he buys a copy of windows 1 CD maybe 2
> <-snip->
> Windows is a DVD now
> MacOS is a DVD as well
> Perhaps its time to move the default Ubuntu release to a DVD also. ;-)
> If I remember correctly the main reason it hasn't been so far is due  
> to
> distribution issues as a DVD is 4.5GiB vs 700MiB for a CD. Thus it  
> would
> take a very long time to download for a large percentage of the world.
> Although perhaps this is not as big an issue since many places have a
> bandwidth cap as well so people wouldn't be downloading the image in  
> the
> first place?
> Chris
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