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Rick Harvey
October 6th, 2012, 04:11 PM
I want to buy Ubuntu 8.10 and 10.10 on DXDs. Where can I buy them?

akoskm
October 6th, 2012, 05:27 PM
I want to buy Ubuntu 8.10 and 10.10 on DXDs. Where can I buy them?

Not sure that you can buy (http://shop.canonical.com/index.php?cPath=17) those old releases, but you can download them from http://releases.ubuntu.com/.

Rick Harvey
October 6th, 2012, 07:28 PM
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.

ssam
October 6th, 2012, 08:00 PM
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)

whatthefunk
October 6th, 2012, 08:08 PM
I just downloaded 8.04 with no problems at all. What browser are you using?

Lars Noodén
October 6th, 2012, 08:40 PM
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 (http://www.transmissionbt.com/) 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/

Rick Harvey
October 6th, 2012, 09:12 PM
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.

Lars Noodén
October 7th, 2012, 09:25 AM
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/

Jakin
October 7th, 2012, 07:35 PM
I have been wondering where i can purchase Kubuntu discs, Kubuntu site links me to Ubuntu discs.

I have ordered Ubuntu discs through Canonical Shop, from Dapper to Natty - i started using Kubuntu since Oneiric though.

oldos2er
October 7th, 2012, 07:42 PM
I have been wondering where i can purchase Kubuntu discs,

http://www.osdisc.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi/products/linux/kubuntu

Lars Noodén
October 7th, 2012, 07:45 PM
I have been wondering where i can purchase Kubuntu discs, Kubuntu site links me to Ubuntu discs.

I have ordered Ubuntu discs through Canonical Shop, from Dapper to Natty - i started using Kubuntu since Oneiric though.

The Kubuntu sales link goes straight to the Ubuntu shop, without any sign of any Kubuntu discs. So it looks like the plan is to add in kubuntu-desktop and then clean up afterwards (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purekubuntu).

Jakin
October 7th, 2012, 09:08 PM
http://www.osdisc.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi/products/linux/kubuntu

Cool thanks :D I hope it is complete with atleast a sleeve and disc label (like ubuntu shop discs)- I want it as a tidy professional install disc. I would as hope that bit of money goes to kubuntu in some way, seeing as the point of purchase something i like.

Otherwise i just torrent the Kubuntu disc, or do as Lars Noodén stated.

litiform
October 12th, 2012, 09:15 PM
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?

Polydorus
October 13th, 2012, 12:56 PM
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.

Cheesemill
October 14th, 2012, 12:21 AM
Do you know that 8.10 and 10.10 have both reached end-of-life?

This means that they are no longer supported and don't receive any security updates, both releases now have security issues that won't ever get fixed.