Linux Is this some sort of prank
So I figure that I'd give Linux a serious try. I go to OSDisc.com and select a few distros that were recommended to me. I pick out the ones I want, add them to my shopping cart and I end up with this:
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Interesting take because I'm still first and foremost a Windows user and considering that this is how I've made my living since 1992 I don't see that changing anytime soon. I don't see...
Qty Description Total 1 Mandriva LE2005 i586 3 CD Set $6.95 1 Knoppix 3.9 i386 Live CD $3.95 1 Ubuntu 5.04 i386 Install CD $2.95 1 Gentoo Linux 2005.0 x86 2 CD Set $5.95 1 Minislack 1.1 i386 Install CD $2.95
Free Standard Mail Shipping: $0.00 Total: $22.75
They expect me to believe that I'm going to get 5 variations of an operating system, dozens (maybe hundreds) of apps, compilers, utilities, games, office-apps, graphics tools, etc, etc, etc. And the total comes to $22.75 with free shipping. This is obviously some sort of sick prank or something. I'm a Windows user dammit. My "Plus-Pack" add-on for Windows XP cost me $29.95 (although it is a $50 value).
So who are these guys trying to fool? Pretending that they're going to send me all this useful stuff for only $22.75. Maybe these guys think that this is some sort of prank or sick joke. Ha-ha. I'm no "Alfred Einstein" but I wasn't born yesterday. So believe me, I intend on getting to the bottom of this.
PS - Looking forward to getting the package from OSDisc.com in Denver. And thanks to Kier, Kelsey Bjarnason and the others for their distro recommendations.