On Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:09:10 +0930 Shane Ambler <free...@shaneware.biz> wrote

> On 12/07/2016 06:54, Conrad Meyer wrote:
> > DVD-R dates to 1997; cheap USB flash devices are now pervasive.  Maybe
> > it's time to move on from CD.
> +1 on dropping CD images. I haven't burnt a CD in over 10 years and I
> don't believe I have seen a CD only drive in that time. Even with a CD
> size image I have burnt them to DVD, I first started this because
> transfer speeds of DVD's are faster and nowadays it costs almost the
> same to burn a DVD. So I see zero benefit to using CD's and that's
> before thinking of reusable USB devices.
> I do think there is a benefit to keeping the small boot only image
> available that can be used to start/recover a machine that can then
> download any data to be installed.
> -- 
> FreeBSD - the place to B...Storing Data
> Shane Ambler

There is no *good* reason that FreeBSD can't maintain the CD image.
I think the *real* question here is; *why* is it now so hard to fit
it on a CD?


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