[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu for $20

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sat Jul 12 06:48:07 BST 2008

Michael Rimicans wrote:
> Just been reading this on that fine source of information, The Register:
> http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/07/10/ubuntu_best_buy_amazon
> Apparently, Canonical have started selling Ubuntu for $20 in America via 
> Amazon and Bestbuy. It comes in a box, complete with documentation and 
> 60 days of support.

Several years ago, when I was a weary Windows user wanting to dig an 
escape tunnel to the free world, I did know about downloading free but 
I was uncomfortable about it.

I chose to purchase a retail boxed Suse from Amazon for (then) about 
60 uk pounds and was pleased with what I received. It included CDs, 
DVD, two paperback manuals and 60 days support from Novell.

In several months of free world experience, I then gained in 
confidence about what the fredom culture really meant, and I was happy 
to subsequently download for myself.

it is easy to underestimate or even totally forget, the effect that 
the indoctrination of a product such as MS windows and the retail 
habit actually have.

The 20$ Ubuntu Box is an excellent idea, including support as it does. 
If it had not been for the Suse box a few years ago I may not have 
been here now!
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391
Linux user #360648

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