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GreenDance
December 14th, 2011, 11:40 PM
What is your preferred method of distribution to obtaining Ubuntu.

jwbrase
December 14th, 2011, 11:51 PM
My own favorite is getting it pre-installed with a computer.

desnaike
December 15th, 2011, 02:36 AM
I prefer CD/DVD make's it easier/faster to install to various PC's of all ages such as those that don't support usb bootup.

bsniadajewski
December 15th, 2011, 03:42 AM
I prefer to use a minimal CD to start and build up my (K)ubuntu, then after that dist-upgrade to the next release. It saves on bandwidth when you only install/upgrade what you need and want and nothing you don't.

Linuxratty
December 15th, 2011, 04:10 AM
I'm used to burning a distro onto a DVD...Been doing it for years.

Ctrl-Alt-F1
December 15th, 2011, 05:20 AM
Initially I like to just download it from the internet with my web browser. Then I'd prefer to put it on a usb stick for short term keeping and install from that. If I really like the distro, it definitely deserves a CD/DVD.

cbennett926
December 15th, 2011, 05:58 AM
I prefer CD because of reliability and I generally feel safer using a Live CD before installation.

Nytram
December 15th, 2011, 10:00 AM
I download the iso file with bittorrent and then burn to a dvd. If i'm just testing a distro i'll use a usb stick instead.

Alwimo
December 15th, 2011, 10:51 AM
I download it via Transmission.

Then burn it with Brasero (yes) to a CD. I used a thumb drive for a while and liked that, but my thumb drive malfunctions now. And I don't bother buying a new one.

Artificial Intelligence
December 15th, 2011, 11:24 AM
.iso via torrent.

BrokenKingpin
December 15th, 2011, 05:02 PM
I don't think some of you guys are understanding the question. I think the question is how do you get the ISO or installation media, now how you install it. So do you get the ISO over straight HTTP or FTP download, bit torrent, or order the CDs.

I personally download the ISO over HTTP, I have used bit torrent in the past though. From there I usually just put the ISO on a USB key to install on my computers.

cariboo
December 15th, 2011, 08:36 PM
I usually download the iso using http/ftp at the start of a testing session, then use zsync to update the daily live iso.

danbuter
December 15th, 2011, 10:08 PM
I use torrent, as it's the fastest download speed, especially right after release.

Mustard
December 15th, 2011, 10:55 PM
I use torrent because it is the most reliable/fastest way of downloading large files. I am guaranteed to have good file integrity, since bit-torrent checks the integrity as it downloads. It also shares the bandwidth amongst many people so that no single mirror is being overloaded.

Johnny3
December 15th, 2011, 11:11 PM
I don't use Bit Torrent because I thought it opened up your PC so it made it easier for someone to get at your hard drive. Am I wrong on that. That why I down load directly from a site.
Thanks and God Bless Johnny3 65++

Zlatan
December 16th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Torrent. And then leave it seeding for a long-long time. Especially for new releases. This is the contribution that costs nothing:)

t0p
December 16th, 2011, 02:36 PM
I would like to use bittorrent (don't worry Johnny3, bittorrent does not make your computer more vulnerable to attack), but unfortunately my ISP sometimes throttles or even entirely blocks bittorrent traffic. So I generally download the .iso from http://www.ubuntu.com/download.

sisco311
December 16th, 2011, 05:23 PM
I usually use debootstrap to download and install the packages from a local mirror.