[Ilugc] Fwd: Get Your FREE RedHat Linux CDs Today
- From: sriram@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (P. Sriram)
- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 12:49:52 +0530 (IST)
On Sun, 24 Nov 2002, Thiagarajan wrote:
[how to get linux cd from oss?]
As a fellow Linux evangelist, I believe you would be interested in
hearing about this news. The OSS Portal has an arrangement with Parisonz
Technologies Pvt. Ltd., as part of a Linux For Everyone (LiFE)
initiative, to produce CDs for the Indian public.
RedHat Linux is freely available for download at RedHat.com. However, we
are aware that it is difficult to download (5 CD's) -- 27hours with a
56K modem. Under an arrangement with Parisonz Technologies Pvt. Ltd., we
provide Linux CD's for FREE ...
what am i missing here? i thought a dialup line usually delivers something
like 20 megabytes per hour - then a single cd would take about 27 hours
and the 5 cd's????
anyways, chennailuggies can get rhl8 or mdk9 unofficial cd's for free
(really free, like in free beer) from me. bring the requisite number of
blank cd's by my office (iit madras aero department) and i will write them
for free. i am usually in my office between 2 and 4:30 or so. i would
recommend you call me in my office (2578162) or my department office
(2578152) to make sure i am around when you plan to come. sorry, it is too
much of a pain to mail things out, so dont ask me to*. redhat 8 is 3 cd's
for the binary, 2 more for the sources and one more for the docs. i have
only the binaries for mdk9 and thats 3 cd's. each cd will take about 3
minutes to write.
maybe, we should put this in a faq or something....
*: exception; if you work for the government (state/central or even your
village panchayat) and the linux is for your official use, i (well, iit
actually) will supply the media and mail it to you at government expense.
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