Obtaining Linux Cds
There are a few different ways to obtain linux installation disks:
- Order (cheap)
- Linux user group
- Library books (sometimes they are included with linux books)
First I will go through getting linux by downloading the iso's. There sites that list where you can download linux for free.
Those are the 2 main linux iso sites, but you can get linux isos from p2p networks. Bittorrent is probably the best to use for this because it has error correction
torrent files are availible at any good torrent site, like suprnova.org
Search result on isohunt - found linux installation torrents
Download links are also availible at the distro's site.
A tutorial was written about using cd images here
Another way to obtain linux disks is to order them, they are availible at a very low rate from a few sites. I've never ordered them, but they look reputible...
Linux User Group
Linux user groups are all over, there is probably one near you. Some have install demonstrations where they install linux on a computer for free.
I found a linux user group near me just by putting in my city name then linux user group, you can probably find one the same way.
I got my linux cd this way, it is probably the easiest way to get it if you are looking for a popular distro. Just look for a book with a linux cd in it