I was cleaning out a storage bin and I came across some old Red Had linux cds. There were seven cds in the package that were needed in order to install Red Hat 6.2. I also found three cds for Red Hat 9.0. It gave me a chuckle, as I remember struggling to get the 6.2 installation to work properly on the hardware I had at the time. And yet, Ubuntu is generally one cd, with a nice installer and pretty good operability right out of the box.
Ah well....I'm keeping the cds, though I doubt I'll ever use them again.