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Old 10-30-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
adamshreves
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Thumbs up free linux distros


I was wondering if any body knows of any free Linux distros that will be sent to your house for free?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:05 PM   #2
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No, there aren't any people in the business of paying postage for you!

Low cost distribution is done by a number of companies. In the UK, there is the Linux Emporium [www.linuxemporium.co.uk]. Their "cheap" sections feature products where you're charged only for the printing of the cd and postage. Even cheaper than that, I suggest that you get in touch with your local linux user group, and see if you can borrow a cd-set from anyone.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:15 PM   #3
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I know there arent any people in the bussiness of paying postage for me. I know that there are some people out there that give away free distros and even pay the postage, i have got linux red hat 9.0 this way. I was wondering if there was any others.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:21 PM   #4
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Heh ... that's disgusting :)

Not that people send out free copies,
I've done that. But the asking for it bit ...

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-30-2003, 06:08 PM   #5
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Heh ... that's disgusting

Not that people send out free copies,
I've done that. But the asking for it bit ...
Its kind of along the same lines as members posting "Urgent" in their threads/titles thinking they are more important than all the others asking questions and their question should be answered first..
 
Old 10-31-2003, 08:05 AM   #6
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I know that there are some people out there that give away free distros and even pay the postage, i have got linux red hat 9.0 this way.
Really? Who? Why? Was it a member of your family or a friend?
I don't believe you.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 02:08 PM   #7
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Originally posted by guygriffiths
Really? Who? Why? Was it a member of your family or a friend?
I don't believe you.
Well, as I said above:
I've done it before. I don't think he's referring
to a company shipping stuff to people for free,
but rather passionate individuals. If, for example,
I came across a person that's eager to try linux,
but there's no linux available in his area, he
doesn't have a credit-card, and his modem
doesn't more than a 2K/s ... I'd offer to burn
it for him, and probably even pay the postage :)



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-31-2003, 02:34 PM   #8
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nice of you..
 
Old 10-31-2003, 03:24 PM   #9
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What's wrong with just buying a magazine? For under 10 squids you get the mag, a cd or dvd with a distro and a host of other things.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 05:16 PM   #10
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I was wondering if anybody would give me some of that free beer, and bring it to my house for free.

Steve
 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:47 PM   #11
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Adamshreves,

Don't know about free-but Google for " Linux and BSD store".The fellow there is letting lots of stuff go for $2.00 a CD,which covers the cost of burning the CD and includes shipping charges.I got Knoppix 3.2,Peanut Linux,Vector Linux3.2 -for about the price of a cheap lunch.The website is in the process of posting free documentation and how-to's,but until then you can still get the whole document series on CD for $2.00.I can also recommend CheapBytes home page for both inexpensive Linux distros and buffet-style sampler packs-upwards of 5 or 6 distros for $20.00 or so...
On a related note-if money is a problem,you're probably using a single computer,right? Dual-booting is a little risky on some of these distros(especially if you're a newbie like me),so I picked up a Dell Optiplex(Celeron 500) on Ebay for under $100.00 including shipping!The older motherboards use proprietary drivers( which Windows hates but Linux won't care) keeping prices pretty low-and old pentium II at 450 or lower processor can go for $40.00 +S&H or less! For Linux,it's enough to let me bang my head against the wall as I attempt to decipher Slackware 8.1(free in a Magazine) while maintaining Red Hat 7.3 on my Athalon 1700.

Hope this helps,
Randy
 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:52 PM   #12
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I was wondering if anybody would give me some of that free beer, and bring it to my house for free.
I have aquired the free beer and will leave what is left on your lawn.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 10:25 PM   #13
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I have aquired the free beer and will leave what is left on your lawn.
On second thought, maybe I'd better stick with WINE! (Ah, that Linux humor...)

Steve
 
Old 12-28-2004, 11:08 PM   #14
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A few months back, Novell did have a thing where they would send you eval copies of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, SuSE 9.1 and a few other odds and ends for free. Other than updates and stuff they work just like the regular versions.(though updates on SuSE Pro probably work, I actually just used SLES, already had SuSE Pro). I'm not sure if they'll still do that or not. You could also just make a few friends that live close to you that have good connections/CD Burners or see if there's a LUG in your area.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 11:14 PM   #15
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No, there aren't any people in the business of paying postage for you!

I think Ubuntu will still doing this. I know they're taking orders yet and ship at their expense.
 
  


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