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Re: [SLE] Re: distro distribution service
  • From: Brian Marr <cabernet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 09:13:22 +0930
  • Message-id: <200210030913.22688.cabernet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Oops wrong list !
Brian Marr

On Thursday 03 October 2002 08:40, Brian Marr wrote:
> Suse treats this matter a bit differently. They do allow free downloads of
> their latest release but only after two months or so. The Suse list does
> not think highly of people wanting to download the most recent release.
> They are freeloaders. People are encouraged to buy the package and support
> Linux developement. I guess it is a matter of $ and survival et al
> Mandrake. Brian Marr
>
> On Thursday 03 October 2002 08:27, Matthew Western wrote:
> > Karun seems to have disappeared. His web site was
> > http://www.karun.lorikeet.id.au but that's no longer there. we got a
> > bunch from him. very good service. just about every distro & version
> > for $75 - about 25 discs.
> > Prolly he got sick of sticking CDs in his burner. :)
> >
> > I personally think that the distro's themselves should get their
> > marketing act together and at least have a contact in australia that
> > distributes CDs and the profits go back to the programmers for more of
> > the good stuff. places like everythinglinux.com.au etc are quick which is
> > good, but at the end of the day it doesn't really help redhat/mandrake
> > financially.
> >
> > anyway, that's my 2 cents worth.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Andrew Lord [mailto:andrewlord@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 2:44 AM
> > To: linuxsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: distro distribution service
> >
> > On Wednesday 02 October 2002 04:52 pm, Matthew Moyle-Croft wrote:
> > > So,
> > > What are people willing to pay per CD for this kind of service?
> >
> > (including
> >
> > > postage?)
> > >
> > > $5? $10? $20 per set?
> >
> > $10 a set seems about the mark. That's what a set of M9 discs cost to
> > order (plus postage) at everything-linux.com.au. Might be a bit of
> > waiting for those though . . . . till they get them stamped. The price
> > would equate to about the same as DSL suggested too ($3/disc).
> >
> > Karun Zambiec was selling discs at a reasonable price too. Haven't heard
> > whether he's still doing it though. Can't remember his web address so if
> > you're interested, it's probably in the Linux-SA archives somewhere.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Andrew Lord


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