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Bluray Edition?

Postby rfbennett1 on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:15 am

We have CD and DVD edition what about Bluray??? It holds about 8GB of info imagen what you can do with that.

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Re: Bluray Edition?

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:49 am

There are not "CD and "DVD" editions per-say. You have the .iso image that fits on a CD-R or the larger one which requires a DVD-R.

You can write the CD or DVD sized .iso images to BluRay discs.
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Re: Bluray Edition?

Postby Fandangio on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:57 am

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)!
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Re: Bluray Edition?

Postby rfbennett1 on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:04 pm

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)!


No you are right :D

I have always thought that they are CD & DVD editions. I suppose you can use a DVD and Bluray for CD iso sizes but that would be a waist of DVD and BluRay space. Hhhmmmm I need to re-think this idea through lol.
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Re: Bluray Edition?

Postby ThistleWeb on Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:48 am

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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Re: Bluray Edition?

Postby wyrdoak on Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:45 am

Guess it would work if you wanted to install from the Debian site :lol: That's why I haven't tried Debian until LMDE.

8 iso's to download and burn :mrgreen: Like flogging a dead horse :roll:

Wonder if you could burn more than 1 iso to a blueray?

Come to thing of it, the attitude of the site, seems like the people there would be the type that would [flog a dead horse] :mrgreen:
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Re: Bluray Edition?

Postby rfbennett1 on Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:33 pm

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.



You hit the nail on the head. I have no idea what i was think at the time...maybe it was that bottle of southern comfort :mrgreen: lol
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Re: Bluray Edition?

Postby nunol on Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:44 pm

Gaming distros use a lot of disk space, the biggest linux distro ISO I know is from SuperGamer with 8GB: http://distrowatch.com/6573

I guess Mint or other distro could make a very large gaming edition to fill the Blueray but I would write it to a usb pen instead of the Blueray.
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