[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu for $20
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:
> 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!
Linux user #360648
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