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Re: [RFC] Consequences for official CD/DVD images for Lenny

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 10:51:41AM +0100, Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Frans Pop wrote:
> >On Thursday 04 December 2008, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> >>I have noticed that Ubuntu only advertises CD1 on their download page.
> >>I think it is really sensible: The CD-1 contains Xwindow, so a [new]
> >>user gets a usable desktop... even if he/she face network connectivity
> >>problem.
> >
> >Actually I think Ubunty advertises a DVD, not a CD. If that is correct
> >then your argument is invalid. And Debian is not Ubuntu anyway.
> I also mirror Ubuntu, and they advertise a single CD per "flavour" or 
> whatever they call it. That is one "desktop" (gnome), one KDE, one server, 
> etc CD image for normal installations. If you want packages outside the 
> default install you have to either have networking or dig around to find 
> the DVDs etc.

This is correct. Ubuntu DVDs are built but not especially strongly
advertised. CDs are the major focus.

(As Frans noted, this is a bit of a red herring for Debian anyway.
Offering a single CD is a major focus for Ubuntu; with the size of
software these days, you can't just magic that up out of nowhere, you
have to have a significant part of the project knowing that that's the

Colin Watson (Ubuntu CD image maintainer)          [cjwatson@ubuntu.com]

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