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Old 04-22-2014, 06:28 AM   #1
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i want to buy a linux ubuntu install cd not dvd,can someone please help me??
 
Old 04-22-2014, 06:47 AM   #2
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I don't know about it's reliability.
http://shop.canonical.com/index.php?cPath=17
http://www.amazon.com/Ubuntu-Linux-1.../dp/B007XG0B44
 
Old 04-22-2014, 07:13 AM   #3
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You dont have to buy it. You can just download it, burn it onto a disk, and boot your computer from it.

However the iso image that is small enough to fit in a CD has only the core components for you to install, then you have to build up your Operating System from there. Nothing really complicated but you new users might find that a little bit intimidating.

Another alternative can be downloading the Network Installer. You will need to have a good internet connection to acomplish the installation.

Look at this link

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads
 
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I've had issues on DVD's that won't boot to old systems.

I use a network install cd and usually you can then use install from a usb dvd drive or even networked iso in some cases.

About the best I could guess would be to get a LTS version of ubuntu. Basically a cd with only an installer so you could add in what you want.

https://www.osdisc.com/products/linu...-cd-32bit.html
 
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You dont have to buy it. You can just download it, burn it onto a disk, and boot your computer from it.

However the iso image that is small enough to fit in a CD has only the core components for you to install, then you have to build up your Operating System from there. Nothing really complicated but you new users might find that a little bit intimidating.

Another alternative can be downloading the Network Installer. You will need to have a good internet connection to acomplish the installation.

Look at this link

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads
Not everyone has unlimited bandwidth, sometimes it's cheaper to pay for the media to be physically shipped to you than pay your internet provider to send it over the wire.
 
Old 04-22-2014, 06:39 PM   #6
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Not everyone has unlimited bandwidth, sometimes it's cheaper to pay for the media to be physically shipped to you than pay your internet provider to send it over the wire.
You are absolutely right! But I was not aware that you could buy Ubuntu CDs, because I thought there was not people paying for free stuff.

But it makes sense. And I glad that is available.
 
Old 04-23-2014, 12:31 PM   #7
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There are still distros that are supplied on a CD: AntiX, Bodhi, Exe Linux, PCLinuxOS (Minime version), Salix, Semplice, Vector, and Zorin Light. Personally, I'd take any of them over Ubuntu!
 
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Hi. Ubuntu is based on Debian so:
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.4.0/i386/bt-cd/ (only need the first CD I'd think for Gnome and the basics or 64-bit...)
And, if you can't download...
http://www.debian.org/CD/vendors/
plus if you just want to try it out first?
http://www.debian.org/CD/live/
Best wishes and have fun.
 
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There are still distros that are supplied on a CD: AntiX, Bodhi, Exe Linux, PCLinuxOS (Minime version), Salix, Semplice, Vector, and Zorin Light. Personally, I'd take any of them over Ubuntu!
Pretty much every distro is available on CD (Or other media (CD/DVD/USB flash drive/Etc...)), all it takes is paying someone to burn it and ship it to you, you could easily find someone to do that on the internet (Obviously, though, some distros you wouldn't want (Such as rolling release ones), as, you'd still be wrecking your net downloading updates every other day. You'd want some nice LTS version that's already been around for a year or two).
 
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Barnes and Noble++

Many Linux magazines can include copies, while most use DVDs some have CD sized ISOs to burn from them.

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