Is the size of Lubuntu images adequate?


Technology advances and with it operating systems and Lubuntu. The developers of the system have wanted to have the opinion of their users since, after several years, the applications have grown in size to the point that they can barely be contained on a single CD-ROM disc.

It is a complicated step, since Lubuntu tries to preserve a minimalist philosophy, thanks to its desktop based on Lxde, which allows you to achieve very fluid performance even on computers with few features. The barrier seems to have been reached and it is time to consider what to do next and what strategy to propose to the future storage of this distribution.

It seems that the compact disc CD-ROM has the days numbered for the Lubuntu distribution, since its gradual growth has meant that it can hardly be contained within one. Before making a drastic decision on this, the Lubuntu developers have seen fit to carry out a survey among your users to shuffle possible solutions. Although the options of the DVD disc and the pen drives are still available as physical media to carry out the installation of the system, the size of the CD-ROM will have to be excluded soon as a distribution medium.

A change of medium, as the step to DVD disc, would allow to include a greater number of applications within the system at the cost of old machines that lack a reader, can use this medium. Also, the pendrive it may not have served them for this purpose.

Another option offered is the software installation via network, which raises another problem such as the need for connectivity of the equipment to carry out the installation of the system. Everything seems to indicate that it will be the votes of the users who decide the future of Lubuntu in this regard.

The various surveys will remain active until August 26 at 21:00 p.m. from Spain. As you can see in the following image, most of the users find no problem in ending the CD-ROM as a means of installation. Even so, in case the Lubuntu developers continue to develop any of the images in said medium, they would be the 32-bit versions the most demanded by those. Regarding the profile of these images, it is expected that do not exceed the size of 1 GB under any circumstances to be able to be dumped on pendrive devices and the target audience would consist of environments between 1 and 5 computers.


At the moment, the minimum system image is 55 MB so there would be no problem if it was still included as a CD-ROM medium.

Have you already voted in the Lubuntu poll?

What do you think of the subject? Should Lubuntu terminate your relationship with the CD-ROM or continue the project somehow to support older computers?

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  1.   hernan fiorentino said

    the fantasy of the cd

  2.   josele13 said

    I think that instead of holding the software with a CD, they should have already gone to DVD, who does not have a DVD player on their computer? , so they could improve the amount of applications that you would put at least in a perfect Operating System, this opinion is also for the whole Ubuntu family….