Let's get back to work. Re: Ubuntu is ***** nothing

Soren Hansen soren at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 25 22:46:01 UTC 2007

On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 01:00:30PM -0500, Loye Young wrote:
> The downloaded CD uses a compression algorythm that maximizes the
> amount of software that can be loaded on the CD, but the higher
> compression makes it more likely that a mistake will occur when
> burning the CD.

I'm quite sure this is not true. The burning process and the error
correction mechanisms employed on compact disks is complete agnostic
towards the nature of the data stored on the medium. From anything below
the application level, the data on the CD is just ones and zeroes (and
the occasional out-of-band data such as track boundaries) whose
likelyhood of read or write error is the same regardless of the entropy
of the data stream it's a part of.

Soren Hansen
Ubuntu Server Team
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