[CentOS] Linux CD Stores
heller at deepsoft.com
Thu Oct 8 12:29:11 UTC 2009
At Wed, 7 Oct 2009 21:20:29 -0700 (PDT) CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> 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 -
> 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)
> 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
My dialup is slow & unreliable (thanks to Verizon's lack of maintaince),
so I order CD-Rs from Cheapbytes. Not had any problems.
Yes, I expect thay Cheapbytes probably barely covers their costs selling
CDs and makes a little more from the 'other' stuff (stickers, T-shirts,
I have some open source software for sale as a CD at LuLu -- does not
make money, but I understand the woes of not having broadband (been
there, still doing that).
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