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    Obtaining Linux Cds

    There are a few different ways to obtain linux installation disks:
    • Download
    • Order (cheap)
    • Linux user group
    • Library books (sometimes they are included with linux books)
    Downloading
    First I will go through getting linux by downloading the iso's. There sites that list where you can download linux for free.

    Linuxiso.org
    Distrowatch.com
    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

    Ordering

    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...Those are just 2 there are many more, but those seem to be the most popular.

    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.

    Library Books

    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

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    Nice

    Can you believe the idots at my uni steal the linux cd's from the library books?

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    Originally posted by shn@14 February 2004 - 12:22
    Can you believe the idots at my uni steal the linux cd's from the library books?
    That's disgusting!



    Crimes against the penguin don't go unpunished :gunsmile:

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    Originally posted by haxor41789@14 February 2004 - 12:45
    No... you don't mess with the penguin.

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    Nice guide, BTW.
    thanks shn and haxor, its my first guide

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    you also forget to mention you can actual buy linux in the shops people.

    you get nice packaging, no long download, proper cds, normally some kind of 30 days customer support, user manual which i found very helpful and you get to support the linux community.

    I spent 30 on suse 8.2 and it came with all the above which i did find very helpful. but i have seen red hat and suse on sale in pc world for 10

    well worth a look people. B)

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    Originally posted by 4play@14 February 2004 - 16:37
    you also forget to mention you can actual buy linux in the shops people.

    you get nice packaging, no long download, proper cds, normally some kind of 30 days customer support, user manual which i found very helpful and you get to support the linux community.

    I spent 30 on suse 8.2 and it came with all the above which i did find very helpful. but i have seen red hat and suse on sale in pc world for 10

    well worth a look people. B)


    I don't know how i could of forgot that!

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