Linux giving OS's for free!

India
March 24, 2010 2:08am CST
Guys and Gals You only might have known that Linux has their operating systems as open source- free to download! But, I was going around their site today morning when I discovered that they are actually shipping Operating System's DVD to your own doorstep for free [only in normal post, you have to pay for AMEX or UPS] I have ordered for four of the latest releases ! Get started with Linux! For Ubuntu - https://shipit.ubuntu.com/ For Kubuntu - https://shipit.kubuntu.org/ Live Linux!
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@Ramsesxlll (1436)
• Finland
24 Mar 10
That's great! But you have to pay for the transportation, right? Anyway... What do you think is the best one? Which one should I get for entering the world of Linux, and which is the most advanced one? Thanks for any comments :D
• India
24 Mar 10
You do not have to! That is the cool - you have to pay if you want Express Courier service! Well, go for Linux Kubuntu 9.10...
• Finland
24 Mar 10
Yay I just got my emotes btw... And I LOVE them
• Finland
24 Mar 10
I got them both I LOVE the way they ship it for free
@saphrina (31744)
• South Africa
24 Mar 10
Here we go again. I had puppy linux on my kaptop, if you laugh, there are going to be trouble. But, for the life of me, i could not work with that thing. So, i went back to windows. I just cannot understand linux, at all. TATA.
• United States
24 Mar 10
I've used puppy linux briefly when I first started exploring the world of Linux, but it was a bit too difficult for me. I think it might be easier to use now though. Either way, I always keep Windows XP installed so I can feel safe and comfortable knowing what I'm doing so I understand what you mean, saphrina.
@saphrina (31744)
• South Africa
25 Mar 10
Thanx, at least one who understand me. TATA.
@Asylum (37435)
• Manchester, England
24 Mar 10
They have been doing this for a long time. The idea is to make such distributions as Ubuntu available to all even if they have a slow or limited internet connection. I have always simply downloaded the ISO, which is not a large files (Circa 690 Mb) and is easy to store and burn to a CD. Canonical, who produce Ubuntu and it's variations offer a new release every 6 months, so it is a little impractical waiting for a CD to arrive. The next release (Lucid Lynx) is due out at the end of April, so I shall be downloading it on the very first day. Nevertheless, I have to agree that it is a remarkably generous thing for these companies to do and is no doubt very useful to many people.
• Finland
24 Mar 10
I agree I'm a total Mac fan, but I just love the way they ship it for free I think that Linux would the number one OS if most of the games and apps would work...
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
24 Mar 10
Not only for free, they also allow to pass the DVd's to friends and relatives.. That's the power of open source software.. But it's some how difficult to operate on open source operating systems.. anyhow i'm using Mozilla now to type this.. Hats off to open source softwares..
• Finland
24 Mar 10
Agreed Happy myLotting
@Noth1ng (46)
• Indonesia
25 Mar 10
yeah it free ... But the time ship is within 4-8 or ++ week but i like it ^^, sometimes i wonder the guideBook For linux is Free too ... LOL
@terozua (45)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 10
very nice too hear it..because before this i'm only download any Lunux OS that i'm interested.
@zed_k4 (17640)
• Singapore
25 Mar 10
That's really so cool. I've heard of this before, and I think this is a great promotional/distribution process to get the word out or something. I've used Linux once and it is quite cool..the system is very much different from other OS. But that was a long time ago..
@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
The LiveCD's and LiveDVD's are usually good if you intend to promote or demo Linux to others like in a seminar. They look very official and rather attractive. And, if I may add, they make great souvenirs. Anyway, if you just need to install the latest version, downloading an ISO and burning the disc yourself is better because there are fewer updates to download after the initial install.
@tonyllenium (6268)
• Italy
24 Mar 10
Yes you can have your ubuntu copy in many ways!!surely the real value from all these kind of systems is that you can have it for free...so you can start without many fees or faults as well!!i use the ubuntu distribution now too and it seemed to me really ok even fro daily operations!!
• United States
24 Mar 10
Hey, good to see someone else that likes Ubuntu and it's different flavors! I have been using it for awhile off and on, but I haven't totally got the hang of it just yet. It's great that they will send the distros on CD and DVD to make it easier for people with a slow 'net connection. I've always downloaded whichever distro I want as well since that's easier for me. I currently use Ubuntu Netbook Remix on my Acer Aspire One and use Ubuntu 9.10 on my desktop computer I built. Linux is awesome. Now I just need to get the hang of Ubuntu... Have a good day! :)
@nautilus33 (1810)
24 Mar 10
~ hi! well, i think it is really wonderful and maybe I will try it too, because I am really interested in LINUX OS's and even have installed one on my older PC!~
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
i love the ubuntu netbook release