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Old 01-08-2005, 03:25 PM   #1
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free "official" CD's


I've seen several posts in the recent past about people wanting to order Linux Distros Cd's for free, for various reasons like only having Dial-up. Well if there's anyone like that reading this, this post is for you.

Ubuntu lets you order free CD sets. You can check it out here. Go to the bottom of the page. It does take a long time to get them. I just got mine today. The reason it takes so long is that they are coming from Zurich, Switzerland. They say 4-6 weeks but expect 8 or more (mine was 9 weeks).They come in a nice printed cardboard sleeve with a picture of a man and 2 women holding hands. On the inside there are 2 CD's, 1 live CD and 1 install CD. I believe you can only order the x86 intel version. I haven't tested them yet but I don't see why there would be any errors.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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Re: free "official" CD's

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... The reason it takes so long is that they are coming from Zurich, Switzerland. ...
...well, assuming everyone on this forum are far away from switzerland - yes...
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:43 PM   #3
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...well, assuming everyone on this forum are far away from switzerland - yes...
Sorry I have a tendency to be small minded and forget that there are people on the forum that live several thousand miles closer then I do so let me re-phrase. If you live in the US expect it to take 8 weeks or more
 
Old 01-08-2005, 08:22 PM   #4
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that's really cool. I like the idea, but there are sites out there that sell these CDs for like $0.99 a CD. Why the need for the free ones?
 
Old 01-08-2005, 09:30 PM   #5
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that's really cool. I like the idea, but there are sites out there that sell these CDs for like $0.99 a CD. Why the need for the free ones?
Because:

1. They're usually just CD-R's that someone else burned and sold
2. It comes in a cool package
3. The included live CD has several of the software applications for Windows (haven't checked it out but says so on the package)
4. you get more then 1 pack. I ordered 3 and got 3, but the default amount is 10,
 
Old 01-09-2005, 04:48 AM   #6
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I got Ubuntu CDs (12- x86, 2 - AMD64, 2 - powerpc). Live cd has nice Windows app. like PDFCreator, Firefox..
 
Old 01-09-2005, 11:01 AM   #7
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I also ordered the CDs from the ubuntu site today. Do they send you any confirmation e-mail? I have received none so far.

How long did it take to receive the CDs? And do the CDs have nicely printed labels?
 
Old 01-09-2005, 02:42 PM   #8
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I also ordered the CDs from the ubuntu site today. Do they send you any confirmation e-mail? I have received none so far.

How long did it take to receive the CDs? And do the CDs have nicely printed labels?
No, you don't get a confirmation e-mail and it took about 9 weeks to get mine.

And they do have printed labels. They're very nice CD's.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 09:00 PM   #9
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Thanks Zuggy! I am especially looking forward to use the LiveCD version because I already have Debian sarge installed and I don't plan to remove it in the near future. But Ubuntu definitely looks like being the next BIG distro and it's such a catchy name too: it gets people's attention!
 
Old 01-09-2005, 11:46 PM   #10
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I got Ubuntu CDs (12- x86, 2 - AMD64, 2 - powerpc). Live cd has nice Windows app. like PDFCreator, Firefox..
I love PDFCreator. My printer is on the fritz so I use it to save my news stories so i can print and read them later.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:07 PM   #11
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Thanks it's always nice to try a new Linux distro and I am looking forward to recieving mine, and ordered a few to give away too.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:26 PM   #12
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I've also ordered a 10-pack to give away to friends and colleagues who want to try out LInux.
I don't live far from Switzerland, barely 80 miles away and I ordered them 3 weeks ago so, hopefully
I won't have to wait much longer
 
  


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