You lost a new Ubuntu user
tim.hawkins at mac.com
Sun Dec 28 10:04:39 UTC 2008
Fedora 10 provides a USB disk image, which can just be DD'd onto a
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:
>> He knows that if he buys a copy of windows 1 CD maybe 2
> 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
> distribution issues as a DVD is 4.5GiB vs 700MiB for a CD. Thus it
> 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
> first place?
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