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Old 09-21-2009, 02:20 AM   #1
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Where can those with low bandwidth go to get new distrubutions?


I would like to get the latest madriva distro but it's not practical to download it.
Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:24 AM   #2
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Get a friend with higher bandwidth to download it for you? download it whilst you sleep over a period of a couple of days? Order it on a CD/DVD. Their are a few options for ya.
 
Old 09-21-2009, 02:27 AM   #3
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Don't know about Mandriva but you can order free ubuntu cd from https://shipit.ubuntu.com/

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Old 09-21-2009, 07:53 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ~sHyLoCk~ View Post
Don't know about Mandriva but you can order free ubuntu cd from https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
ideed , and you can order cd/dvds from :
http://www.osdisc.com/
http://shop.cheapbytes.com/cgi-bin/cart
 
Old 09-21-2009, 07:53 AM   #5
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Look for linux magazines, they're always giving away CDs/DVDs with one or more distros on them.
 
Old 09-21-2009, 08:30 AM   #6
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Where I can go...

Try your local library, or perhaps a local school or university which may give you downloading access. If you have a laptop, you might also look for a hot spot at a local café or locality.

You can also use bittorrent, allowing you to interrupt your downloading in case you are faced with a limit in the time or capacity available at one time.

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Old 09-21-2009, 08:32 AM   #7
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Hi,

Most public libraries in the U.S. have systems that you can use. Junior College or University Libraries are other possible choices to use for downloading a distribution.

Look up a 'Linux User Group (LUG) from World list' where you might find users willing to aid you.

The above link and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 09-21-2009, 09:13 AM   #8
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docesam said it well, the link he provides is excellent. But if you want a cheaper solution you can do what I have done in the past -- use an SD memory card. If you have a 16gb mem card just mail it to a friend with a fast connection and have him download what you want onto the card and mail it back to you.

Last edited by SharpyWarpy; 09-21-2009 at 09:14 AM. Reason: grammer
 
Old 09-21-2009, 07:53 PM   #9
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Depends where you live, but http://www.linuxit.com.au/ works for me; very reasonable rates. (No affiliation, just a satisfied customer)
 
Old 09-21-2009, 09:55 PM   #10
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Yes, just order a CD. Most popular distros have pre-recorded disks for sale.
 
Old 09-22-2009, 10:53 AM   #11
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Wow! Thanks for all the great answers! I did make a lame attempt to find a similar post first, but couldn't find any.
 
  


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