You lost a new Ubuntu user

Peteris Krisjanis pecisk at
Mon Dec 29 13:21:42 UTC 2008

> With respect of the cost of pressed CDs vs DVDs for shipit, I don't know
> how much they cost. However, some newspapers in the UK give away DVDs
> with their newspapers, of course they may be advertising subsidized to
> offset the cost.

Cost of printing DVD is equal of CDs (as far as I know), so I think
the right way to solve this is to offer to buy or order for free (like
ship it) DVD instead of CD (but leaving CD also as a choice). Also I
would suggest to have monthly or three-monthly CDs with updates for
main (which could be commercial offering) so users who just want to up
to date their systems can get it, throw it in, read some legal yada
yada yada, click agree, enter their password (if they're admins) and
vola, their system get's updated.

More or less harsh lesson of this thread is that lot of people still
have dialups or even don't have stable Internet connection at all - or
it is very costly (there are countries were they still pay about local
traffic too, in Mb/$n). It would rock that Ubuntu/Cannonical could
offer them some help - even for fee.

Just my two euro cents,

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