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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 6:41 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer gmail com> wrote:
> 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.

Well lets change this "all x86_64 hardware with optical drives" ...
because it does not matter for such a machine if we use a CD or a DVD.


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