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OSdisc.com Has Closed

In just the past couple days, a very popular Linux OS supply site has closed. It will be missed. Here's the given reason by the person who ran it.

My hope is he'd just drop the CD and DVD part and instead concentrate on supplying USB flashdrives and all of them with "persistence" added into them. He could also supply repositories on USB flashdrives instead of the multiple DVD's he'd been using before. I think if he'd concentrate on ONLY using USB media, he'd cut out a lot of the problem of publishing so many DVD, which really was no doubt doubling the work load on his site. Linux has benefited greatly from his work, his contributions over the years.

OSDisc.com Has Closed
Hi Everyone,


After over 16 years, OSDisc.com has closed. If you've ordered from us, help is still available by emailing support@osdisc.com

I started OSDisc to spread Linux and help new users get started. But providing DVDs today has little effect on the spread of Linux. I regularly see small distros that provide tens of thousands of downloads, but few if any DVDs are provided by OSDisc. The vast majority of Linux users are downloading Linux themselves. And that's a great thing to see.

What we've accomplished:

Shipped over 300,000 discs and USB drives
Helped over 110,000 users get started with Linux
Answered over 25,000 tech support tickets
Given back over $200,000 to the open source community

Thank you to everyone for making OSDisc possible for the past 16 years.

Sincerely,
Ramsey Brenner
OSDisc.com Founder

Post was last edited on August 15, 2019 12:48 PM PDT

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