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Re: What CDs and DVDs should we produce for lenny?

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 02:16:05AM +0100, Peter 'p2' De Schrijver wrote:
Considering that modern machines can boot from network or USB stick,
some machine classes lack optical drives (small laptops, many non
ia32/amd64/ppc machines), DVD readers are uncommon outside the
ia32/amd64/ppc world, optical media are slow compared to network or USB
sticks, I would say the importance of optical media images is low. It's
cool to have CDs or DVDs to give away at fairs etc, but for practical
use much better installation methods (network and USB stick) are available IMO.
AIUI, USB sticks use the standard business card or netinst images, or a special pre-built image. So creating those for all architectures that can boot from USB is obviously important, especially for those people that don't want to destroy all the data on their USB sticks.

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