Easiest way to get a Ubuntu 6.06 CD

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  1. titun

    titun Guest

    Hi all. Few of my friends stay near Bangalore (20 KMs away from the city,don't know the exact location). They need to use a linux distribution to learn C/C++ for their Embedded Systems course. They do not have net connection at home currently so cannot download any distro right now.

    I would recommend them either Ubuntu 6.06 or FC5. I guess they have C compilers inbuild, & I have little knowledge of these 2 flavours so can guide them for the installation part.

    So what will be the easiest ( or quickest way, coz they need it very soon) out of the following :-

    - Order a Ubuntu CD from https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
    - Find a LUG near by their city/location, contact a member and get a CD burned.
    - Order one free from http://free.thelinuxstore.ca/index.php as the "Order Free Linux - All Distro!!!" thread says.
    - Let me burn for them and send to them via a relative who is going to visit them.

    Which will be most practical/fast solution ?
     
  2. JGuru

    JGuru Well-Known Member

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    Get it from here : http://bangalore.gnu.org.in/?Free_Software_CD_Database
    Get them Fedora Core 5 or Debian 3.1 (DVD). It takes time if you order from
    Ubuntu's website( 4 weeks)!! Also Ubuntu needs a broadband connection to
    install the packages using Synaptic. So buy Fedora or Debian DVD.
     
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    Ordering CD's from anywhere wud take time....
    If u hv ubuntu CD's u can send it to 'em....

    for installing and configuring C++/C compilers on Ubuntu

    just write
    $sudo apt-get install build-essentials

    It will ask u to put CD in...
    build-essentials is a pseudo package which takes care of all dependencies required by compilers....

    cheers,
    dabster
     
  4. Zeeshan Quireshi

    Zeeshan Quireshi C# Be Sharp !

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    i would recommend giving em Ubuntu 6.06 DVD It's got all useful packages + all packages which u want. get this one n you won't need to connect to the net again to download ubuntu packages .

    btw i'm in lucknow , and downloaded Ubuntu + Kubuntu n all other linux distro dvd's , if ny1 wants i can give em .
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Ubuntu DVD will be great. Or else I guess you will find FC5 or SUse 10.1 DVD too, easily.
     
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    But if you download the entire packages of Ubuntu 6.06 using Synaptic, you
    need 3 DVDs to burn them all!! That's from my personal experience.
     
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