Thinking about adding a Twitter stream to the Ubuntu ....

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Fri Jan 20 20:32:01 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 08:33:45AM -0500, David O. Rowell wrote:
> If you do would you please make it optional - the install takes way too
> long as it is!

Slideshow changes would slow the installer down at most negligibly,
given that the slideshow runs in the background and is terminated as
soon as the actual installation is done!  There are certainly criticisms
you could level at this proposed change, but performance isn't one of
them; I'd be surprised if it made any measurable performance difference
at all.

> Me?  I'd opt for a 'net install' specific to every version that's
> perhaps a bit more fleshed out than the present minimal install. That
> would cut down the install time (counting updates) by an order of
> magnitude.

Actually net installs take considerably longer than desktop installs,
because it's much faster to just copy everything file by file off the
installation medium than it is to install packages.  I rather expect
that this is still true even if you count updates.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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