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    Buy Disks

    I want to buy Ubuntu 8.10 and 10.10 on DXDs. Where can I buy them?

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    Re: Buy Disks

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Harvey View Post
    I want to buy Ubuntu 8.10 and 10.10 on DXDs. Where can I buy them?
    Not sure that you can buy those old releases, but you can download them from http://releases.ubuntu.com/.

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    Re: Buy Disks

    I have tried to download so many times and get 99% and then it crashes. I got to where I do not want to try anymore. I can buy them cheap enough, so it is not worth the trouble.

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    Re: Buy Disks

    did you try emailing the canonical store, they might be able to help.

    Where are you? there are a few companies around the world like http://www.osdisc.com that may have old stock.

    do you have a local LUG group, or ubuntu loco? i am sure someone there could download it for you. (if you are in manchester, UK i'll make you a CD. send me a private message)

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    Re: Buy Disks

    I just downloaded 8.04 with no problems at all. What browser are you using?

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    Re: Buy Disks

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Harvey View Post
    I have tried to download so many times and get 99% and then it crashes. I got to where I do not want to try anymore. I can buy them cheap enough, so it is not worth the trouble.
    Try downloading with a torrent. That is much more robust than trying HTTP or even FTP. It's got automatic resume, error checking and checksumming.

    Click on the link that ends with .torrent and it should start up transmission for you, if it's installed. If it's not installed it's easy to get from the repositories.
    http://releases.ubuntu.com/10.10/

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    Re: Buy Disks

    I am in Missouri USA.
    I tried so many times to download and Charter did something at the end each time, that ruined it. It took a long time there.

    Now I am on Centurytel / Centurylink, and it is so slow, like dial-up.

    I want to buy one. I have Paypal, to send payment to someone.

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    Re: Buy Disks

    Well, you can order directly from Canonical here:

    http://shop.canonical.com/index.php?cPath=17

    The discs come with nice cover art, too.

    However, I'd recommend still giving torrenting a chance. Transmission or any other bt client will keep going and going until it has managed to download the whole disc image complete and error-free. It's very efficient at that and copies only the pieces it needs to complete the image. It will grind away until it gets the disc and quite often it is faster.

    http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/

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    Re: Buy Disks

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Harvey View Post
    I want to buy Ubuntu 8.10 and 10.10 on DXDs. Where can I buy them?
    What advantage does buying give you over downloading them yourself? Is there something extra to them?

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    Re: Buy Disks

    For me it has to do with download speed. It takes me 30 to 45 minutes to download 10 MB. It would take days to down load something like one CD assuming no line drops.
    Last edited by howefield; October 13th, 2012 at 12:58 PM. Reason: reset font to default.

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