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Old 03-11-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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Where can I buy MULTIPLE distributions cheap?

I know there are many places to buy Linux CDs.

Is there a place where I can buy multiple CDs cheap? I'm new to Linux, and I'm interested in trying out multiple distributions, but downloading 700 MB files takes too long even with DSL.

While buying one Linux distribution is cheap, buying multiple Linux distributions does add up (though admittedly peanuts compared to Windows Vista).

Are there any package deals out there, such as a Buy One Get One Free deal?
Old 03-11-2007, 01:00 PM   #2
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Perhaps people would find it easier to answer your question if you updated your profile (as seen to the left of your post) to include where you live. ("My LQ -> "Edit Profile").

A distro CD takes me 2-3hrs to download, so I could download maybe three overnight, burn and play with them the next day: I'd be busy as it takes me several hours to get to know a new distro.

But maybe someone knows where you can pay to get a bunch of distros all at once.
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since you're new to Linux, you may want to have a look at the Linux Bible by Christopher Negus (you can check amazon, for example). The book has plenty of useful information for newbies and it comes with no less than a dozen or so distributions as an add-on. The only disadvantage I see is that the current edition "dates back" to 2005 so you wouldn't be getting all the latest, obviously. If you haven't got the newest hardware, that should be OK; if you do, then it would only be a source of headaches.
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You can probably attend a local LUG meeting in your area, and the group will have any number of distros they'd be willing to just give you
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