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And before you bash the hell out of distro's doing this now...
2 very good reasons:
1. You can obviously fit more data, and thus overall reduce the number of both .iso's and discs to utilize.
2. 700MB CDR and CDRW's are becoming a standard, most of the time you have to actually search to find a 650mb CDR now. So this is actually a good thing as the distro's are actually helping to use your full disc's potential.
he he he, it's the new year d00d, welcome to new ideas, and larger storage mediums
I get new CDR's all the time, and the pick is getting slimmer when looking for 650mb discs (I don't know why they even still have em, they aren't any cheaper). It's like buying a new hard drive and paying more for a 10GB because "it's more than I'll need" or "It works better", what kind of reasoning is that? If you can get a 20GB or larger for the same money, why on earth would you get something smaller? Because you are stuck in an era where old stuff is what "you are comfortable with".
Uh, oh, I didn't mean for that last line to describe you, really I didn't. I am just saying that look around, 700mb is becoming a standard
I don't know guys anything about standards and goop, but I have to agree with Master, I have to hunt through computer fares to get 650 cd-r's now, it is a rare seen item in Staples/Best Buy league, and most of the removable media sold in retail stores is 700Mb/80Min, even floppies are getting off the shelves , I had to stop by Costco to get some floppies (ok, I wanted a couple and I got 100 of them - Costco ), and these other small freesbies 120Mb or something.