From DistroWatch: “A “promo” edition of Turbolinux 8 Server can now be had for free, after registration. The registration page is in Japanese only, but it’s a simple matter to fill in your name (middle row) and email address (bottom row) and agreeing to the license by clicking on the long button on the bottom left. The next page will give you a login name and password to access the ISO image. Read the Release Notes and visit the product features page for detailed information.”
Free Download of Turbolinux 8 Server
2002-10-31 Linux 7 Comments
I have never actualy tried it, but I have heard over and over again that turbolinux has been difficult to use
TurboLinux used to be my distro of choice – up to the 6.0 series. The OS was super stable and I could compile any program I tried without having to specify where all the includes were. I gave up on them because of ‘zero’ updates and patches and the only online support was the mailing list and the level of expertise on it wasn’t very good.
I am not a newbie and have used Caldera OpenLinux (from v1.1 and up), SuSE v6, Mandrake from v5.3, Redhat from 5.1, Slackware, etc.. and TurboLinux suited me the best out of all of them. I use Gentoo (and don’t plan on changing) but would like to see TurboLinux do well. I think the United Linux base is a good thing for everyone.
It is REALLY SLOW!
Whats happening? is there a mirror? 1.60K a second. Please, hold onto your hats.
As for the first comment that TL is hard, it was true until reacently. Its integration of the desktop, installation, in fact, everything was a nightmare. Anyway, the main attraction for me is the 1(0) kernel scheduler, which provides pre-emptiveness, which is greatly needed. Ever done something in the background and found your downloading speed just plumets? I have, and it ain’t nice 😉
“sure… it is free..it willl just take you a month to download…MUA-HA-HA-HA-HA”
Anyway, its now going at around 3-4K. Could someone please outline what “promo” is? is it like SuSE, which has a “live” CD, or is it simply the basic distro without all the server goodies that come with the paid-for server edition?
Reason why I ask is that I don’t want to spend 2 days downloading something that is simply a “live demo”, which is a complete waste to me.
The download is very slow because it’s just been released and the the interest is high (Turbolinux is still very popular in Japan). You will get it much faster if you try to download it in a week or two.
As for the promo – it’s a normal installation ISO, which you can install on you HD. AFAIK, it’s free for non-commercial use. The full boxed release, only available in Japan, comes on two CDs, so the single-CD promo edition is not complete. But the RPMs are freely downloadable (without registration) from their FTP server and you can pull down any extra packages you need.
Also, fyi, there seems to be a promo cd of turbolinux workstation available too – I saw the notices to go to <http://service.turbolinux.co.jp/tech/form/download_tl8s.php> for the server version, so I replaced the “s” with a “w” and it seems to go to a download page for the workstation version. At 2K/second I have only 75 hours to go to see what I’m actually downloading….