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FREE - Now accepting Orders for Ununtu 7.04

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:45 am
by mahin_pk
Please Place orders for Ubuntu 7.04 by visiting following:

https://shipit.ubuntu.com/

There is no charge, CD's will arrive by post in 3 to 10 weeks.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:02 pm
by kadnan
salam tariq sahab

I tried to find out Ubuntu at UNI center but no luck. All of them are selling Redhat distros.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:42 pm
by lambda
7.04 comes out tomorrow. perhaps you can find someone at an isp or somewhere willing to download and burn it for you?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:31 pm
by syedali999
i am currently downloading it but i didnt find 7.04 can u gimme the link?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:34 pm
by syedali999
downloaded @ 1.52MB/sec :wink:

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:49 pm
by lambda
you downloaded 7.04 a day before it came out?

Start Downloading Feisty Now - and Get it Faster on Release

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:01 pm
by osmansiddiq
Ubuntu’s download servers are fast - and I mean really fast - but you still can save a lot of time if you start downloading now.

You can save a lot of time if you start downloading now. You can avoid the traffic on release day, or the day after - when you are dying to get the latest image, and every minute seems like eternity. Enough with the hyperbole - lets get down to the method, shall we?

The secret to the recipe is rsync. How it works is, you download the latest testing release using rsync today or tomorrow, and then when Feisty is released, you update the cd image using rsync. Only changes to the files will be downloaded - and you couldn’t be wiser!

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:05 pm
by osmansiddiq
Or you could pick up a solution that’s been working for Debian. Namely jigdo:

http://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/

Sure, it may not be the best end-user-friendly way to distribute it to everyone. But for the many hightly-interested people that follow development and every beta/rc release.

There have been jigdo-downloads available for the Ubuntu releases, they are just not talked about much. They are available in the download-directories.

Give jigdo a chance, it’s pretty similar in terms of transfer and “assemblyâ€

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:26 pm
by lambda
except when it fails, in which case you have to use rsync anyway.

(and yes, i have had jigdo fail.)

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:05 am
by syedali999
hey lambda,
i downloaded it ... with the name feisty alternate....plus ubuntu 6.x coz i didnt find it in linuxpakistan's software list....

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:17 am
by mahin_pk
syedali999 wrote:..plus ubuntu 6.x coz i didnt find it in linuxpakistan's software list....

There is a whole project and group of people trying to push Ubuntu, so we try not to duplicate the efforts. Seems to us Ubuntu delivery needs to be improved, there is no fair system some are gettig total free ride while other are getting ripped off [ yes there are confirmed reports of CD being sold for Rs 100.00 ] mostly due to lack of info.

We do try to inform people about Free [ now moving toward a paid service in gradual manner ] shipping service, even this thread is result of similar alert message.

Lastly I wish we could afford even a 512 link :) never dream of having [ read affording ] 1.52MB/sec link :) with the prices of bandwidth we have to pay here. If we had 512 then any thing Linux will be [ some day Insha Allah it will be ] available. Issue is not starting rather maintaining same level of service with what ever resources we have.

Hope this helps.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:20 pm
by lambda
syedali999 wrote:i downloaded it ... with the name feisty alternate
where did you download it from?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:25 pm
by lambda
mahin_pk wrote:Lastly I wish we could afford even a 512 link
doesn't multi.net offer 256kbit/sec (no traffic limit) for rs 2,000/mo in karachi? with that, you could download a cd image in about seven hours.

it's not 512kbit, but it's good enough.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:44 pm
by syedali999

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:15 pm
by lambda
that's not very helpful. i tried several sites yesterday, and they only had the 7.04 beta.