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r7
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:58 am    Post subject: cds for the broadband impaired Reply with quote

as blag has at its ideological heart a siding for the underdog, it strikes me that we could do more as a community to distribute blag to those who find it difficult to download.

i'm therefore offering to mail cds of the latest stable and/or beta release to those who can't download for reasons of being on dailup or only have access in internet cafes or some such.

so we can do this as a mutual aid thing, if you are able to return a cd of photos of where you're from/are, that would be cool.

send me a private message if required.



Last edited by r7 on Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:45 pm; edited 1 time in total
welshboy
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice idea, I have been thinking of giving away copies of various distros on political stalls, BLAG the deserving!!
Jason
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give away copies even now. I have probably burned over 500 copies of BLAG since it has started and that's only a wild low estimate.
weyasey
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So do I, must be in the high hundreds too and have managed to convert people from Windoze to Blag and still and will continue to do both.

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-ajay-
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:25 pm    Post subject: gimme cd :) Reply with quote

hi guys,
I am a 16 yr old linux geek from India. I have possibly tried almost each distro on the distrowatch list. BUt finally i fell in love with BLAG :)

Well i dont own a DVD writer so i was just wondering if anyone of u could mail me that dvd?

ps: i cant register it says enter confirmation code but i dont see any ????

Ajay Chahar

r7
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:40 pm    Post subject: Re: gimme cd :) Reply with quote

-ajay- wrote:
I am a 16 yr old linux geek from India. I have possibly tried almost each distro on the distrowatch list. BUt finally i fell in love with BLAG :)

Well i dont own a DVD writer so i was just wondering if anyone of u could mail me that dvd?


i will do that. once you've registered with the forum, send me a private message with a full postal address.

-ajay- wrote:
ps: i cant register it says enter confirmation code but i dont see any ????


fixed. try again.

john maclean
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. My distribution count is nowhere near as high as you guys. Probably 20-50 or so, can't remember. But I always give two CDs to the undecided. Once they are "hooked" they end up giving the other CD to a buddy.

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Jason
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it is easier for me to distribute as I meet a lot of people notably through schools in my area. I hardly do any converting and more introducing to the new people. I find most Windows users don't even need converting, they just hit their wits end with the crap crashes and more recently that Windows checker that tells you how you have a pirated copy even if you don't. Add to that all the cool free software like AVG becoming not so free and it is easy to understand why people get annoyed. Paying for quality like those people with Macs do is one thing. Paying for rubbish is quite another.
jebba
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a bunch of places that are selling the CDs too:

http://www.blagblagblag.org/download/sneakernet/

jebba
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered BLAG from a number of different distributors. One set arrived already, so I'm testing the CDs to see if they were burned OK.

In the wiki we can keep track of which companies do a good job:

http://wiki.blagblagblag.org/BLAG50k_CDs

OSDisc (US) seems quite good and so does Tuxdiscs (UK), although I haven't received the latter CDs yet.

john maclean
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm volunteering to burn say 10 cds a month for Londonders. PM me and gimme your postage details. [cd sent in snail mail]

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jebba
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Linux Store is now offering free (as in "free beer" price) BLAG CDs:

http://free.thelinuxstore.ca/request.php?distro=blag

-Jeff

-ajay-
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:53 pm    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

thanks r7 got ur cd!

though i had asked for the dev DVD but still thanks! :)

sorry couldnt post earlier. I have started distributing cd's myself too.

but just help me with my dma prob thats all!!!

Ajay

glogo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:26 am    Post subject: THANKS AGAIN Reply with quote

Thanks again to r7,

received the 50k release in the mails about a week ago,

loaded on this box, but now there are some problems, so I am going to post to another topic.

anyway, thanks for the disc

Greetings
Gloria

kurup
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi..I live in a remote part of India where it is difficult to even have a decent phone connection going. But I've been hooked to linux and the open source phenomenon in a big way, that I eat..sleep..think linux :-)

I was wondering if some Linux evangelist could take the trouble of sending me a blag CD?

Thanks in advance

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