So, you've gone through the process of SelectingADistribution, and you want to acquire it?
- Ask some people. If you're close to the WLUG, post on the WlugMailingList, someone will have it.
- Download an ISO, either from http://www.linuxiso.org/ or from the LinuxDistribution's own WebSite. http://www.linuxhelp.net/isos/ has many links. NewZealanders should look for one of the NewZealandLinuxMirrors.
Order a copy on CDROM/DVD from a place like
When you buy from such sources you are paying for the media and shipping only.
The content of the disc comes from freely available ISO images you could download yourself.
You get no support (unless explicitly stated otherwise).
Some such vendors donate money to OpenSource charities while others don't -- check their WebSites for details.
- Buy one of the many linux magazines which include CDROMs or DVDs on their cover.
- Get a free LiveCD which many organisations give away for promotional reasons.
Buy one from a shop that sells them
- Check on Trademe
Now that you're ready to install the LinuxDistribution of your choice, you might want some good PartitioningSuggestions.