Because of the size of the content, and the fact that a vast majority of systems nowadays can either boot from DVDs or from USB, Linux Mint no longer provides images which fit in 700MB CDs. It is however possible and easy to to modify ISO images. By removing packages such as Java, Mono, LibreOffice, Gimp..etc.. Linux Mint ISOs can be made to fit within 700MB.
Ginsu543 wrote:I totally get what you're saying, but what else would you put on there? I suppose they could expand the list of applications installed by default, but I think the Mint team wants to leave much of that up to the individual user to install as he sees fit.
Cinnamon runs pretty much flawlessly (including smoother video playback in both Totem and VLC), while Katya had some minor glitches.
Hairyloon wrote:I've just started downloading Mint 13, and it reminded me to wonder about the disk size again.
800 MB is too big for a CD, but only a bit too big.
Why don't they either slim it down a bit so that it will fit on a CD, else make more use of the space on a DVD?
There are several different versions of Mint: various different desktops and whatnot, but I don't have a clue which would suit me best. Why not put them all on a live DVD so folk can try them and decide which to install?
It all seems a bit silly to me.
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