View Full Version : Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog
08-04-2005, 11:40 PM
How long does it usually take to receive CDs? I don't really want to hit my cap downloading it and then get a CD in the post the next day...
09-04-2005, 08:45 AM
I is 37% done on dialup (20-25 hours remaining) - i the cd works maby i could post you a cpoy (i don't think post costs that much these days)
09-04-2005, 09:09 AM
When did you order arf ?
I ordered and forgot all about it and was suprised to find it in my post box around 10 days later - that was the previous release - warty warthog.
09-04-2005, 07:13 PM
I ordered about a week ago.
kilps, thanks for the offer...hopefully my official cd arrives quickly. I ordered 5 so if they arrive soon, I can send you one:)
09-04-2005, 07:17 PM
Hmm - I know the feeling arf - I couldn't wait to get hold of Slackware 10.1 right after it hit the mirror sites and eventually got hold of Raspberry solutions, a linux type company in the parkhurst area.
They were on the ball and had slackware not 1 day after it's official release onto ftp servers.
Not sure if they have ubuntu and they are a bit pricey !
a local mirror on the IS ftp site:
09-04-2005, 07:38 PM
Thanx for the link...I'll wait a week and see...no real hurry. I have to preserve my downloads ;)
OT: IS' ftp servers seem incredibly slow for SAIX users. Also I often get a denial due to "too many connections" from my IP - when I don't have any. Is this the peering issue?
09-04-2005, 07:44 PM
I checked raspberry...they only have warthog on their site...for R60! :mad:
09-04-2005, 08:15 PM
Ag ya - there's plenty of that - they don't make many sales on it, believe me - I went to their offices and they are more involved in software services.
Don't forget, bandwidth is expensive in this country.
09-04-2005, 08:46 PM
The Shuttleworth Foundation gave us a "freedom toaster" for our lobby since we are supporting their Tux Schools Project with equipment and bandwidth.
It is kiosk type of thingie with a touch screen interface and 3 CDROM burners and you choose which distro you want (Ubuntu,Fedora,Gentoo,Mandrake,FreeBSD) and just slap in your blank CDROM's.
Here is an article about the one that UCT got.
freedom toaster - I need to keep up to date - my 1st thought was setup a freedom stand outside the offices of M$ somewhere - maybe sell boerrie rolls (not the toasting - that would be free) as well...:D
Another mirror on the University of Stellenbosch's site:
Doesnt seem to be the latest version though.
10-04-2005, 05:52 PM
i ordered a batch of ubuntu cd's thru their free postage program, an i also forgot about them...by the time the post box was checked the cd's had been sent back... I've ordered the latest v5.04 so they should arrive soon. my download also just finished about an hour ago. So if anyone wants cd's i can prob make a plan to post them to u when they arrive...
10-04-2005, 06:57 PM
I see the Ubuntu Cd's were available Saturday 9th at www.amppolit.co.za
arf9999 if u in the CT area i could download it for you and bring it round.. seeing as i dont use Telscum I have no cap, downloading is a pleasure although I don't punish the connection at all so a linux distro would be good hehehehe
10-04-2005, 09:34 PM
Hey MaD, it'll be a long drive....I'm in the Big Smoke, not Slaapstad:D
Thanks for the offer tho'.
I'm going to wait for one of two things:
1. My mailed disks arrive or
2. I get capped, and then I'll download from IS or maties.
I'm not really in a hurry...bit busy at work anyhow.
10-04-2005, 09:35 PM
I dig that freedom toaster thing...its so cool :)
I wish Mark would start a wireless company and squash Telkom.
10-04-2005, 11:20 PM
MaD, go look on the Foundation's web site. You can request funding for a project...I'm sure that creating a wireless ISP for the digitally "left behinds" would qualify.
11-04-2005, 11:42 AM
I aslo want that toaster thing - i am now thinking of ordering a cd - downloading is taking to long! :)
11-04-2005, 11:51 AM
BTW - does anyone know how much disk space it requires - need to free up space for a partition :)
11-04-2005, 12:00 PM
1.8 Gig if i remember correctly
11-04-2005, 12:28 PM
nice and small :) - thanks
11-04-2005, 06:27 PM
1.8 Gig if i remember correctly
I think that was Warty, the Hedgehog is like 2.1 Gig + 80 megs if u wanna install Kubuntu-desktop aswell.
11-04-2005, 07:39 PM
Oh well - thats still fine - I will proberly give it a 5gb partition
11-04-2005, 07:42 PM
thats probably good enough :)