Ubuntu without pre-installed software?

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 11:15:10 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 5:14 AM, Eddie G. O'Connor Jr.
<eoconnor25 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not for nothing, but I cease to always be amazed when someone "complains"
> about a certain distro not being "custom tailored" to their specific needs /
> wants / desires.


The whole point of a distribution's that its maintainers choose the
packages that they include in its various declinations and the
dependencies that they set up for packages and groups.

One poster in this thread wanted a CD installer to pick and choose
this or that aspect of an install. This is already possible, albeit
not via a GUI. In Ubuntu, you can create a "less heavy" install than
the ones that are produced by the live CDs by using the alt, server,
or mini ISOs or by doing a netboot install and adding packages as you
see fit. I cannot see Ubuntu choosing to publish yet another type of
CD to cater to those who want to pick the packages to install atop a
minimal install with a GUI given the fact that the alt ISO's being
dropped as of 12.10.

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