ubuntu-server Digest, Vol 22, Issue 32

Loye Young loye.young at iycc.net
Sun Oct 28 16:26:20 UTC 2007

> This is relative. What's important and what's not. Like I said earlier
> it all depends on what you need. 


I don't understand where you are going. Perhaps I have failed to make clear 
the point of the discussion. I originally was explaining to a newcomer the 
reason that install discs that he burns at home will fail more than than 
perhaps he is accustomed to. I also explained the reason for the way things 
are so that he would understand at least a little of the engineering 
tradeoffs that go into making an install CD. 

I am not saying that the install disks should not be compressed or that there 
is anything wrong with the way Ubuntu Server Edition is packaged. To the 
contrary, the strategy of fitting everything you need to get started onto one 
CD, together with the unbelievably powerful apt system, simplifies 
distribution and further encourages the adoption of the Ubuntu system. 
Professionally mastered CDs are available for those who don't want to go 
through the hassle of burning their own install disk. 

If I'm missing something, please let me know. 

Happy Trails,

Loye Young
Isaac & Young Computer Company
Laredo, Texas

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