Re: 1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer
It really bothers me when people make a big fuss about that QNX floppy disk: "This is amazing, a graphical operating system running from a single 1.44mb floppy!"
People really forget that the original Macintosh had a graphical operating system and ran from a 400kb floppy disk. It's not "amazing", it's just what you can do when you write slim code in a low-level language.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.