[oclug] Linux Purchase in Ottawa
vic at gedris.org
Thu Apr 15 15:53:28 EDT 2004
On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 07:38:03PM +0000, Mario Mastrangelo wrote:
> I called Sprint computers, and the only distributions they have are RH8.5
> and Suse.
> I'm trying to get my hands on several different recent distributions in
> ottawa without having to download them or get them through the mail. There
> must be some place in ottawa that sells them as inexpensive as
> cheapbytes.com .....
I think many places have stopped carrying Linux distro CDs just because
there isn't that much of a demand for them. Many people have fast
Internet connections and CD-Writers, or know other people who do.
Others just order from a website.
It's a tough thing for stores to stock as well. If a newer version
comes out every 6 months, the old ones become instantly worthless and
very difficult to sell.
I personally bought Red Hat 5.0 online, and Red Hat Powertools 5.1 at
that computer store in Merivale Mall that was around back in '98. Since
then, I always got copies from other people or downloaded them myself.
My suggestion is that you post to this list a list of the exact distros
you want, and perhaps someone here can burn you a copy.
Note: Several major Linux distros don't have downloadable ISOs, so you
won't be able to get a "cheap" CD version of them easily.
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