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Re: Validity of the CD size limit nowadays [Re: Features/ArchitectureSupport - changing what we build for]



On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 11:29:49AM -0600, Joe Nall wrote:
>
> On Jan 31, 2009, at 11:22 AM, Josh Boyer wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 05:12:18PM +0100, drago01 wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Jan Kratochvil
>>> <jan kratochvil redhat com> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 16:57:50 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>>>>> But our live images are already heavily size-constrained. There's 
>>>>> definitely
>>>>> no room for multiple kernels on the KDE live image, and I don't  
>>>>> think the
>>>>> GNOME image has any room left either.
>>>>
>>>> Was already discussed the requirement of CDs nowadays?  Even the  
>>>> oldest
>>>> computers already have DVD and I miss more a fully-featured  
>>>> LiveDVD 5GB spin.
>>>
>>> Well for x86_64 we can/should do this.
>>> Good luck on finding a x86_64 computer/laptop without a DVD drive.
>>
>> http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=FB7AF02917DF464B80B47A578BC9DD24
>>
>> Note that while a DVD drive is an option, it does not come with one
>> by default and it costs $225.00 extra.  It took me 30 seconds to
>> find that machine.  I'm sure there are more.
>
> I think that is a poor example for this discussion since it doesn't have 
> a CD option at all. The link is to a laptop with no optical media. The 
> only media choice is a DVD burner.

You can think whatever you like.  The assertion was that all x86_64
machines have a CD/DVD drive and that is very much not the case.

josh


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