Sunday, February 17, 2013

[NEWS] 1GB ISO for Xubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

The size of the ISO file for the next Xubuntu release (13.04 Raring Ringtail) will no longer fit a CD. The size is being increased to 1GB and the ISO will include once again GIMP and Gnumeric.

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Xubuntu goes 1GB for Raring, GIMP and Gnumeric are back

7 comments:

  1. I don't get this move. Whilst the Xubuntu mission statement doesn't say anything about being targeted toward legacy hardware I have always used it as a 'lightweight' distro. A lot of older machines I put Xubuntu on don't have DVD drives. I guess there is always Lubuntu for those older machines now, I just won't have the benefit of knowing the DE as well.

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    1. Plus, old machines are not able to boot from USB.

      I consider Xubuntu as a middleweight distribution.

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  2. It is so fast to download gimp and gnumeric etc. Why would the xubuntu maintainers include these in the iso? Anybody installing this will download updates anyway and after a few weeks the iso's version will be out of date. This only seems useful for people installing out in the bush or working off livecd's.

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    1. To my understanding, the reason why they decided to stop restricting the image size is not because they wanted to include Gimp and Gnumeric. They were already struggling to fit Xubuntu in a CD.

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  3. Hi, Wilson.

    Longtime ago I visited your blog for the last time. And I regret it because it is an excelent blog about Xubuntu.

    This time, I have a request. Xubuntu 12.10 has Abiword 2.9 but the last stable version was the 2.8.6. I have been looking for a way to "down-date" the version or a .deb package to install Abiword 2.8.6... but nothing.

    Do you have any idea to do that ? Many people have complained about Abiword recently, but it is because the 2.9 is not a stable version.

    Thanks for your attention and sorry for my little English language skills.

    Carlos-Xfce

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    1. Good news! I was able to install Abiword 2.8.6 on Xubuntu 12.10. The process is a little long for describing it here, so I'll write a post about it.

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    2. Here's the promised post: http://goo.gl/nc1Lc

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