feisty current alternate image

Adam Miller maxamillion at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 22:59:27 UTC 2007

I just had a concerned user join the irc channel and exclaim that he
couldn't believe that Xubuntu installation image had become larger than
700mb. I quickly corrected him by sending him this link:


and assuring him that we were still below 550mb, but he (who was more
informed than I) posted back a link to:


and informed me that he was trying to test the alternate image but was not
able to because he lacks a dvd burner and cd-r's have a maximum capacity of
700mb (or atleast all the one's he and I own, some manufacturer might have
gotten a little more on there). I am just curious if that image size is what
it is supposed to be, and also why its so large while the live cd is notably


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