Fandangio wrote:I think the Op's original point was regarding the amout of preinstalled (and even configured) SW that could be included.
Though I may be wrong (and usually am)!
ThistleWeb wrote:This reminds me of the arguments fans have for Bluray versions of movies "there's much more space so there will be lots of versions of the same movie, with lots more extras" which ignores the fact of who is making them, and why. They WANT you to buy more stuff, they're not gonna pack that extra value in because they can. You're still gonna have to buy multi disc box sets even though the entire set could fit on one because it's more profitable for them.
On the practical front, Bluray discs and burners are still kinda expensive right now as far as I'm aware, so the numbers who will download a huge iso to burn it will be very minimal stretched over all the distros, let alone Mint's part of them. Even then, what do you put on it? A full uncompressed install of everything your average user would want, including multiple choices like browsers would be lucky to touch the 4gb mark, what else is there for the average user to fill closer to 8gb? You're looking at more specialised software which would be easier for folks to add on post install if they need it, rather than have it in the iso for most folks that don't.
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