Steve's Debian CDs/DVDs page
The standard deal for discs is simple:
- £5 per DVD
- £20 per Blu-Ray
- £ASK for USB media
These prices do not include P&P. I used to include it free, but Royal Mail prices have gone up substantially recently. If you're ordering a reasonably large number of discs, I can normally be talked into a discount / free postage anyway. I can also provide CDs if you really want, but prefer not to do so these days - most machines will read DVDs and they're much quicker to use! Or talk to me about USB media (USB flash drive, or even a hard drive).
I'm Steve McIntyre and I'm a Debian developer and the team lead of "debian-cd", the group that creates and publishes official Debian CDs and DVDs. To help cover the cost of bandwidth and storage for my own local Debian mirror, I sell copies of Debian. If you wish to pay extra for your discs I'll pass along the surplus as a donation to Debian and add you to my debian-uk Donors list.
I'm happy to ship anywhere in the world. BUT: If you're outside the EU I may have to ask you for extra for postage, and if you're outside the UK getting money to me may be more difficult/expensive. In either case it may be easier to try the Debian Vendors List for somebody closer to you.
I offer a discount to other Debian people and to charities - ask me...
How to order
Contact me by email first. Please do not just send orders to me by snail-mail; I'd always rather have an email address so I can contact you easily in case of any problems.
The standard discs I do are currently:
Jessie (8.0.0) discs:
Jessie, the latest stable Debian release...!
Jessie takes a different number of CDs/DVDs/BDs depending on the architecture. Check the lists at http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/ to see exactly how many, and which packages fit on which disc(s).
As a guide, amd64 or i386 take 13 DVDs each if you want the whole set, but it's not likely that you will want them all. For most people, a set of just the first 2 or 3 DVDs is likely to include all the bits you'll need. All the source fits on 10 DVDs.
Wheezy (7.8.0) discs:
Wheezy takes a different number of CDs/DVDs/BDs depending on the architecture. Check the lists at http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/6.0.9/ to see exactly how many, and which packages fit on which disc(s).
Wheezy (7.X.0 to 7.8.0) update discs:
For people who have an older version of our older release (Wheezy) on CD/DVD/BD, update discs are a cheaper way of updating it to the latest point release than buying a complete new set of discs. These contain just the changed packages needed to upgrade, or the sources for them. These discss should work fine with any existing set: use apt-cdrom to add to the end of the set.
NOTE: these update discs will only work for upgrades within the Squeeze series; if you have an older system (e.g. Squeeze) or want to move forwards to Wheezy, then you'll need a full set.
Sid (unstable) / Stretch (testing):
Probably only for developers - not guaranteed to be useable in any way, but you may find them useful. Ask me...
I am able and happy to create CDs for architectures other than i386/amd64, but I am unable to test them as much, or in some cases at all.
If you want custom discs/images made, let me know and I may be able to help.