Posted May 25, 2012 10:09 UTC (Fri) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
In reply to: Good-bye CD/DVD by debacle
Parent article: Moving on
Yes. Same here. I think USB stick/SD card can reasonably be considered the default installation method these days. And it would be nice if USB-creator from Ubuntu made it into debian to make that easier for newbies.
See ITP bugs for why it hasn't in last two years (needs a rename a a few bugfixes).
At least we have dropped floppies - I just worked out that a full floppy set of Debian would be a little under 32,000 floppies :-) That's quite a stack. Even 71 CDs is quite hefty. It was 13 when I got involved (potato), and the proportion of available software that is packaged has probably decreased in that time.