[CentOS] Linux CD Stores

Chris Geldenhuis chris.gelden at iafrica.com
Thu Oct 8 12:21:23 UTC 2009


nate wrote:
> ML wrote:
>   
>> HI All,
>>     
>
>   
>> downloading and burning myself. I am actually planning on ordering
>> CentOS 5.4 media when available to support the project.
>>     
>
> Most distros/OSs provide that service built in -
> https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
> http://www.openbsd.org/orders.html
> http://www.debian.org/CD/vendors/
> http://en.opensuse.org/Buy_openSUSE
> http://store.mandriva.com/?cPath=149
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distribution/OnlineVendors
> http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=24
>
> Myself I never trusted those CD burning shops, I recall on a
> couple of occasions getting bad CDs back in the day(which
> given the number of times I bought such CDs the ratio was
> pretty high). Much happier with real pressed CDs.
>
> Then there are the various linux/open source events where
> endless distributions hand out free CDs.
>
>   
>> Does anyone think these store make any money? (Linux CD Mall, Linux CD
>> Shop, Linux Central...etc)
>>     
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> Not off the CDs.
>
>   
>> Wouldn't someone selling a set for a few dollars plus shipping clean up?
>>     
>
> I wouldn't think so, not off the CDs alone. Where is the
> value add?
>
> Demand just isn't there. Even when I was still on dialup
> v90 for the most part I still downloaded ISOs. Leave it
> on overnight and it's usually done by morning. Prior to
> those days on occasion I'd buy a CD, my memory from back
> then is foggy.
>
> Which I suspect is why most of those other places like
> linux central and stuff offered things like stuffed tuxes,
> stickers, and other gadgets. Still have a few of those
> myself..
>
> nate
>
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Hi,

Here in South Africa, one of the members of TLUG - Pretoria University 
(Tuks) Linux User Group is paying his way through Varsity by doing this 
- YMMV

ChrisG


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