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post #11 of 28
Minus well just get a nice big picture frame, put those CD's in it, and then hang it on your wall. It's easier and faster to install from the inernet if you have a good internet connection.

I'd recommend getting a nice Debian poster and arranging the disks in a circle around it or something. Then just plop it into a frame, and then you have a nice wall decoration.
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I don't think Debian CDs are really pretty enough for a poster tongue.gif
    
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post #13 of 28
What many of you guys are missing is that paying full time developers and package maintainers and so forth isn't cheap. Running boxes to serve the website and downloads plus the bandwidth they require isn't cheap either. Debian (as do many other distros) depend upon sales like these and donations in order to keep bringing you the software many of you expect for free.

So I think it's a little short sighted to start banding around terms like "fail" just because someone wants to contribute some money back to the distro.
post #14 of 28
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What many of you guys are missing is that paying full time developers and package maintainers and so forth isn't cheap. Running boxes to serve the website and downloads plus the bandwidth they require isn't cheap either. Debian (as do many other distros) depend upon sales like these and donations in order to keep bringing you the software many of you expect for free.
So I think it's a little short sighted to start banding around terms like "fail" just because someone wants to contribute some money back to the distro.

It's not really a fail, I support the effort. In fact, I might want to buy a disc myself, but I want to make sure my money is going to the developers and not the companies that ship the CDs. OSDISC unfortunately doesn't contribute to the development of Debian. Instead, the extra money that you spend is going to the company itself and not the developers, where it is truly deserved.

http://www.debian.org/CD/vendors/#us
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It's not really a fail, I support the effort. In fact, I might want to buy a disc myself, but I want to make sure my money is going to the developers and not the companies that ship the CDs. OSDISC unfortunately doesn't contribute to the development of Debian. Instead, the extra money that you spend is going to the company itself and not the developers, where it is truly deserved.
http://www.debian.org/CD/vendors/#us

I wrote (via email) to 3 of the sources on the link you provided and none responded.The people at OSDISC responded immeditaly. I cannot explain why there was no response from the linked sites.
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post #16 of 28
I don't know why the OP is getting flamed for buying discs? Seems like a good approach, OP.
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Slow news day perhaps,I haven't a clue as to why supporting vendors as best you can is flame worthy.
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post #18 of 28
I've got discs for Debian, Arch, Gentoo, Ubuntu, Mint, and a few others. And actually used them as said above with posters. For no reason other than they are cheap, I don't actually use them. Since as said, net installs are quicker and more up to date.
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OSDISC claims they will be shipping the latest and greatest.This is one of the things I want to compare.
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I've got discs for Debian, Arch, Gentoo, Ubuntu, Mint, and a few others. And actually used them as said above with posters.

I lol'ed. However I would have done the same thing. It's funny how I suggested it, and then someone on this forum already had done it.
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