Canonical Ltd. is giving away free CDs of their Debian based desktop Linux

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by tdinc, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    Dang,, havent been here at the forum in a while so I figure i would bring some cool info for the OSNN members.....

    Canonical Ltd. is giving away free CDs of their Debian based desktop Linux distribution
    The Ubuntu team will send you Ubuntu CD's at no charge, for you to install and share. We will cover the cost of shipping the CDs to you as well. If you would like to receive Ubuntu CD's, please create a new account and tell us where to send the CD's and how many CD's you would like to receive. We promise that we will never send spam to your email address, and never sell or give away your information.

    here is the link order form
    http://shipit.ubuntulinux.org/user.cgi?action=new

    here is the homepage
    http://www.ubuntulinux.org/

    enjoy people

    BTW//i ordered 10 lol
     
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  2. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    :D 10 x86, 5 PowerPC and 5 AMD64 CD's :D Dunno why I ordered so many, but hey, it's free :D
    Thanks for the link bro/sis :)
     
  3. X-Istence

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    Time to force linux down the throat of the tech people at school :p.

    20 x86 (That should last me long enough, otherwise ill have to make some myself)
    5 PowerPC (I have 4 friends who have an iBook. Plus me, so it is fair)
    5 AMD64 (For when i get AMD 64 :p)
     
  4. Tittles

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    lol...yay. I am gonna order some.
     
  5. Nice, ordered one of each. (Unlike some, I don't take advantage of others :p)
     
  6. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    i ordered 10 of them for some reason. Is Debian any good?
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Ha just ordered 20 x86'ers, and 5 AMD64'ers.

    Sharing some with the good buds of mine.

    Heeter
     
  8. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    tittle,,,,,,,,,Debian is pretty good.....even though its open source the free CDs rock! w00t!!!! BTW....my frined ordered 50 copies of each and did get all that he requested so the deal is good :)
     
  9. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I've been hearing lots about Ubuntu. I'm glad I can get free CDs this way.

    Thanks for the link!

    30 CDs coming my way.
     
  10. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    i wonder what the max limit is (thinks)
     
  11. X-Istence

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    Try 500 CD's. I wonder if you would get them.
     
  12. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    he he he...gonna try it. Maybe send it to one of my friends? muhaaaaaa

    anyway...when r they suppose to be here? like how long does it take?
     
  13. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Dun know, hope some time soon.
     
  14. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    i just had them send my gf 500 cds :p. She dont care so its all good

    edit: make that 505
     
  15. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    10,5,5 for me I live in england any idea were there base? Gotta love free stuff!
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    PPC Distributions, superb! That'll be placed onto my desktop soon then :D

    Will actually get round to installing this one at some point (Unlike the SuSe CD's :p)
     
  17. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    10,5,5 ok now what does this do? lol is it linux?
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yup, debian flavour. One of the more easier linux' to use... and handily comes in a build for PPC architecture. *does a little dance*
     
  19. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    is it one thats just bootable? u dont have to install it, just like knopics std? btw i forgot u can have linux on macs. thats cool, hopefully ill be trying it on the g5's
     
  20. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    They mention something about live cd's in their FaQ.

    I think what we've ordered will be the install CD's though.

    [edit] You can grab the ISO's from here: http://releases.ubuntu.com/warty/ (http and torrents) if you want to give it a try before your CD's arrive. Seems the live build is x86 only.