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Old 02-16-2008, 06:51 AM   #1
czahn2001
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What are some linux websights where I can order free cds to try at


I was wondering if any of you know what websights I can order linux from that is not ubuntu. I want to order different copies of different linux systems to try. I have Linux 7.1 but I want to see if I can get 6.1 because my pc can't run 7.1. I want to switch off my windows 2k soon and try out a linux system. But I am afraid I will crash my pc. since it has only 20 gig hard drive.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 07:04 AM   #2
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You can download Linux for free from many, many places. Ubuntu is the only one I have heard of that sends free CDs. Another option is the CDs and DVDs that come with magazines. You can buy CDs from many sources for just a few $.

20GB is plenty to install Linux. If you want dual-boot with Windows, it will get tight.

"Linux 7.1" or "6.1" is ambiguous--are you talking about RedHat, SUSE, etc.?---ie what is the name of the Linux you have?

http://distrowatch.com is a good place to get oriented. The "getting started" link below might help also.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 07:17 AM   #3
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I take it you want to receive CDs through the mail, rather than downloading iso images to burn.
Try these sites:

www.cheapbytes.com
www.easylinuxcds.com
www.linuxemporium.co.uk
www.linux-man.co.uk
www.linuxmedia.co.uk
www.thelinuxstore.ca
www.tuxdiscs.com

Good newbie distros that are not Ubuntu include:
Mepis
Ark
PCLinuxOS

Best of luck
 
Old 02-18-2008, 02:59 AM   #4
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Fedora

I found another version of linux you can order. Fedora. I can't run Ubuntu on my pc I need 6.1 or older. my pc only has 192 ram. you need 384 for ubuntu 7.1.

I want something that works well with wine that is free to order because I have problems burning the images to cd they never work for me. If anyone could just send me a free copy of Ubuntu 6.10 I will give my address but only through MSN Messenger czahn2001@hotmail.com if you want to help.

Also how well does DSL work with wine and can you install it on your pc.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 04:21 AM   #5
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where can I order ubuntu 6.1

Where can I order Ubuntu 6.10. I can get 7.10 but I can't use 7.10 for my ibm yet. I need more ram to run 7.10. I want 6.10. for now.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 07:15 AM   #6
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Angry Not Fedora

Fedora uses the GNOME desktop - the same as Ubuntu - so will have similar memory requirements.
You'd be better off with distro that uses the less memory-hungry xfce desktop, such as:

Zenwalk
Vector
Wolvix
Slax

These all function perfectly well on 192MB RAM.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 07:30 AM   #7
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I agree with catweasel28 's opinion.
 
  


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