Ubuntu 12.04 Disc Size Increased To 750MB

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  1. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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  2. Noob

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    I hope Ubuntu doesn't become bloatware. :)
     
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    Bloatware? It is just +50Mb o_O
    Take SUSE with its bunch of DVDs then...
     
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    LOL! its still far away from a 4GB DVD with nothing but an OS. :D
     
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    You must be really old school to be still burning ISO's to CDs, especially when you can simply do it on a USB drive. Which A) is faster to read from and hence, faster to install the OS and/or use the live environment. B) can be "recycled" in the sense you can reuse it over and over, unlike CD-Rs. Also unlike CR-RWs which degrade in quality from the heat of burning.
     
  6. vasa1

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    According to a post here, -http://askubuntu.com/questions/90507/will-aptitude-be-added-back-in-12-04-or-future-versions-, they may still keep to the 700 MB limit.

    Having an upper limit is good discipline, especially when personal, or special requirements can be readily downloaded.

    Re. USBs, some PCs don't support booting from USBs. Re. DVDs, I think I read somewhere that burning them can be dodgy.
     
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    Not all have motherboards with support from usb.
    But I agree - using pendrive to boot OS installer is very good idea :thumb:
     
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