No more OOo in UNR 10.04

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Mon Feb 8 14:40:08 UTC 2010

On Mon, 8 Feb 2010 14:03:25 +0100 (CET)
"Amedee Van Gasse (ub)" <amedee-ubuntu at> wrote:

> On Mon, February 8, 2010 08:37, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> > Lots of people have broadband, too, particularly those who don't
> > mind downloading 4GB install images. Why not have a netinstall CD?
> If you know enough about Linux to be able to use a netinstall, then
> why don't you use Debian? ;-)

> No really, Ubuntu needs to keep it simple (KISS principle): only one
> install image per arch, and one alternate, that should be enough.

That would be good. Though already the alternate isn't exactly jumping
out at you. If you go to download a Ubuntu disc and don't really know
what you want, you get an x86 LiveCd, which is perfect. You can look
for the 'alternate CD' (which is amusingly named so as to not give
any indication what's alternative about it), and that's the kind of
place I'd expect to find a netisnt image.

If I was configuring a Ubuntu system for someone else, I'd use a
netisnt cd, and I'd have thought Ubuntu has a peculiarly large amount
of this - computer set up by the linux-literate for the

That said, it's hardly a big deal downloading a 650MB ISO. Though I'd
not bother if it was only available in 4GB form.

Avi Greenbury

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