Since 2008 I have been distributing free Linux CDs and DVDs, through the National Capital FreeNet office. I do this for two reasons:
That second point probably requires some explanation. Linux is free software, created by volunteer and paid developers, but distributed for free, so that everyone can use it. I use Linux operating systems, which I get for free. To help contribute back to Linux development some people write the software code, some provide financial support, some do design and artwork. My way to support Linux is to promote it.
Linux operating systems have a number of advantages over Windows. For instance:
There are lots more reasons explained in detail at Why Linux Is Better.
There are over 300 freely available Linux distributions. Over the last number of years I have supplied CDs and DVDs for a number of different ones. In addition to our Best of Free Windows Software DVD, for 2013 I are going to concentrate on supplying:
Ubuntu is currently suitable for PCs with a minimum of 1 GB of RAM and a 1 GHz or faster processor. It works best on Vista or newer PCs. Because it has large and frequent updates and does not support dial-up out-of-the-box, Ubuntu is recommended for users on high-speed internet.
Lubuntu is currently suitable for PCs that run Windows XP or newer, with a minimum of 256 MB of RAM and a Pentium II or faster processor. Because it has large and frequent updates and does not support dial-up out-of-the-box, Lubuntu is recommended for users on high-speed internet.
Puppy Linux will run on all computers, including ones that run Windows 95 or even earlier. Puppy is also perfect for users on dial-up, because each release has no updates and because it supports dial-up on external modems right out-of-the-box.
I am also able to make up special request DVDs. Some of the ones I can supply are:
Note that 64-bit computers will run both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems just fine, but 32-bit computers will only run 32-bit operating systems.
Email for more information.
Disks are normally available at National Capital FreeNet, #206-1305 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7Y4, during office hours (M-F 9-4). They are located on a display rack just inside the office door.
Sorry, due to the cost, postal problems and other issues I don't ship disks.
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