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jdodson
November 29th, 2004, 06:09 PM
if anyone is interested in what the art looks like:

http://cs.georgefox.edu/~jdodson/pictures/ubuntu_cds_norm.jpg

i know it is a small picture 300x??? but i wanted to save bandwidth, you can get an idea as to what it looks like from the pic. if you want a large .png image of the art you can private message me and i will email it to you. the cd package comes with two cds, the live cd and the install cd. all the cds are the intel x86 edition. the caption under the ubuntu logo reads "linux for human beings."

the caption under the ubutu live cd reads:

this "live cd" contains a full ubuntu desktop installation that you can safely try on your windows-based computer without installing anything to your harddisk. to try the live cd, place the cd in your cd-rom drive and reboot your computer. if unbutu does not load, check that your computer is configured to boot from the cd-rom drive. you should have at least 128MB of ram to use the live cd.

this cd also contains windows version for serveral of the applications included in ubuntu. to install the open source software for windows, place this live cd in your cd-rom drive while in windows and follow the instuctions that appear on your screen.

the ubuntu install cd text:

this cd contains the installable version of ubuntu for intel x86 computers. you can use the cd to install ubuntu to your computers hard drive. to use the cd, place it in your computers cd rom drive and reboot your computer. then follow the instructions on the screen. if the ubuntu installer does not load, check that your computer is configured to boot from the cdrom drive and that you have an intel x86 computer. please note that default installation procedure for ubuntu is designed for new computers and will replace all existing software and data on your computer. an expert installation mode that will retain your existing software and data is available - see the options during installation for more details.

to install ubuntu you should have at least 32 mb of ram. you should have space on your hard drisk to create a new disk partition of at least 1.8 GB for a standard ubuntu desktop system, or at least 250 MB for a minimal custom installation.

back CD cover text:

ubuntu

ubuntu is a community based project to build an operating system using only free and open source softare. ubuntu provides a free desktop operating system with a full suite of applications and documentation. the ubuntu project is sponsored by canonical ltd.

ubuntu is an ancient african world that means "humanity twoards others". it embodies the spirit of open source software, which is built by the best software practioners for the benefit of humanity.

free and open source software

free and open source software is software that users have the ability to run, copy, distribute, study, change, share and improve for any purpose. open source software is an ideal platform for buisness and education, in the home of at the office.

more information is online:

ubuntu: http://www.ubuntulinux.org
canonical ltd: http://www.canonical.com

if you would like to request more CD's you can do so online at: http://shipit.ubuntulinux.org

you are legally entitled and encouraged to copy, share, and redistribute this CD, for yourself and your friends. share the spirit of ubuntu!

this is the intel x86 edition of ubuntu, it will run on intel x86-based systems(including intel pentium and amd athlon)

jdodson
November 29th, 2004, 08:04 PM
bump.

zorba64
November 29th, 2004, 11:49 PM
Me too, they have just arrived. I am in Brisbane AU.

Very impressed

Mike http://www.ubuntuforums.org/images/smilies/eusa_clap.gif

oddabe19
November 30th, 2004, 02:47 AM
I ordered mine in october, and yet to see them :-(...
I'm in Pennsylvania, anyone else in the States see them yet?

HungSquirrel
November 30th, 2004, 03:21 AM
I ordered mine rather late, so I don't expect to see them soon. But I'm looking forward to passing them out. I ordered some amd64 CDs, too. :)

panickedthumb
November 30th, 2004, 03:37 AM
To those who have recieved them:
When did you order them?

I was under the impression that if they were ordered before Nov. 12th they would be sent out that friday or the following monday or something... i've read everything I can find about the shipit system, but it sometimes gets a bit confusing, so I have no clue.

zorba64
November 30th, 2004, 04:32 AM
I ordered mine a few weeks before the cut off date for the first shipment.

The came from Switzerland, no clue as to when they were dispatched.

Mike

zenwhen
November 30th, 2004, 05:42 AM
Mine came today too. I tried the LiveCD in a few computers, and it is one slick piece of work. I gave a few out today and plan to put a few in front of the Windows XP boxes at Walmart tomorrow. :)

HungSquirrel
November 30th, 2004, 05:45 AM
I was planning on putting mine next to the $70-something SuSE Pro boxes at Best Buy. :)

Does a live CD come with it? :shock:

zenwhen
November 30th, 2004, 06:02 AM
I was planning on putting mine next to the $70-something SuSE Pro boxes at Best Buy. :)

Does a live CD come with it? :shock:

You get one LiveCD and one install CD in each foldout. :)

oddabe19
November 30th, 2004, 04:45 PM
Again, since i didn't get a clear answer....


I ordered mine in october, and yet to see them :-(...
I'm in Pennsylvania, anyone else in the States see them yet?

palepaul5
November 30th, 2004, 05:23 PM
give ' http://shipit.ubuntulinux.org/ ' a try and see if your order is on that, it's a basic order tracking system, .....I think.
I live in Scotland and received mine approx. 3 wks after shipit said they were shipping, they arrived last Thursday.
Received 10 Intel x86, 5 AMD64/EM64T and 5 PowerPC.

deron
November 30th, 2004, 05:57 PM
I'm in Utah mine came on the 27th. I ordered them sometime in October not sure when. 20 x86. I've already given out 5.

oddabe19
November 30th, 2004, 07:01 PM
give ' http://shipit.ubuntulinux.org/ ' a try and see if your order is on that, it's a basic order tracking system, .....I think.
I live in Scotland and received mine approx. 3 wks after shipit said they were shipping, they arrived last Thursday.
Received 10 Intel x86, 5 AMD64/EM64T and 5 PowerPC.
I tried that, and it just takes me to my info page (where i enter my name, howmany i want, etc....)

No info on whether or not they've been shipped :-(

HungSquirrel
December 1st, 2004, 05:10 AM
jdodson just sent me a higher res PNG of the discs. To spare our dialuppers, I'm linking instead of putting it in the post.

276KB

http://hungsquirrel.org/images/ubuntu_cds.png

kahping
December 2nd, 2004, 12:42 PM
came home to a nice stack of ubuntu CDs :lol:

now my only problem is how to format an 80GB HDD without wiping out 60GB+ of precious content when i have no other place to temporarily store all that content while formatting is going on #-o

i'm looking forward to leaving windows behind once and for all :evil:

Nikola
December 2nd, 2004, 07:33 PM
Arrived to Serbia. Got them this morning in my mailbox :)

macewan
December 2nd, 2004, 10:29 PM
Arrived to Serbia. Got them this morning in my mailbox :)
Just got mine a couple of days ago. I'm on the east coast of North America.