13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 1 download?

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  1. aigle

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    From where I can get it?

    Thanks
     
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    "Starting from 13.04, the Xubuntu images will not fit on standard CDs any more."

    lol...
     
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    well, it's pretty much standard.
    the usual fare these days is around 1 GB.
     
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    Thanks but i was asking for ubuntu. Downloading daily build instead now.
     
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    Does a Windows user really want to laugh about disk space usage? lol
     
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    It just sounds a bit funny that a Linux distribution that is supposed to be the lightest ubuntu derivative or something doesn't fit on a CD.

    Being a Windows user has nothing to do with this. :p
     
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    the size of the distro has nothing to do with the lightness of the OS.

    developers offer larger distros so there are more codecs and software pre-installed.

    if size alone was a factor on the lightness of an OS, then Windows 8 would be a hog because it uses 5 times more disk space than Xubuntu or Mint XFCE. lol
     
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    Not super surprising. Disk space has virtually nothing to do with performance.
     
  12. Wild Hunter

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    The size of the distro has all to do with the lightness.

    Lightness = the state of being light

    Light = not heavy

    Heavy = weighing a lot

    Disk space is what is used to carry the distro, therefore, its "digital weight" is related to the disk space it uses.

    As for performance, fastness, snappiness, well, that's another matter, and one I didn't touch.
     
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    Distro size issue doesn,t matter much except for those who want to use a CD instead of a USB drive. I don,t mind the distro size if the OS itself in snappy.

    Thanks for all the replies guys.
     
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    Nope.
     
  16. Wild Hunter

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    Why??
     
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    Heavy resource usage is often referred to using lots of a resource and we have various resources on a computer such as CPU, addressable memory and storage space, not just storage space.
    As lightweight = not heavy, then that means lightweight use of any of these resources or more generally most of them, commonly people refer to cpu/memory.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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    But those other resources are only relevant after the distro is installed, used, etc, not before.
     
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    @ W.H.:
    there is a lot more software included in a 1 GB Linux distro than Windows 8 64 bits with its 3.6 GB DVD.

    if you want really small you can try Puppy Linux.
    i think it's 150 megs or so.
     
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    So you think size of the installation media determines how heavy/lightweight a distro is ?
     
  21. Wild Hunter

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    Thank you! But all this talk isn't about my software necessities, it's only about Xubuntu getting too large to fit in a CD and I finding this a bit funny.

    To be honest, I rarely use optical medias anymore (except PS3 Blu-Ray Discs).

    As for Linux distributions, the one I like more is, surprise surprise, Xubuntu. lol

    As for the comparison with Windows, what was the point of that?
     
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    It's relevant for download and for storage purposes. So, until it gets finally installed, loaded and used on the system (and its other performance aspects properly measured), I would say yes.
     
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    Linux Mint XFCE does not fit on a CD anymore either.

    if it's the size that concern you there are ways to removed uneeded package from an ISO before installing.

    there's been a few threads about this subject here @ Wilders.
     
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    It doesn't concern me personally, but I can see that concerning some people with really old rigs.
     
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    Because when people say 'light' that's not what they're talking about. When people ask how 'light' an AV is they're asking about the performance hit - does it weigh the system down.

    Either way it's a colloquial term, so arguing about any set definition seems silly. The point that anyone should be taking away is that this won't have any effect on performance except on fringe systems where they're incredibly old and horribly set up.
     
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