the best things in life are FREE

Just as I was once again reminded today that its those small things in life that make me happy, I received an envelope the next moment (barua pole pole /ado ado a.k.a. snail mail) containing 6 Ubuntu CDs. A live and an install version of Ubuntu’s 5.10 release for x86 (Intel & AMD) PCs, one for 64bit CPUs and one for Apple computers (G3,G4, G5, iBooks & Powerbooks). Everything free of charge!

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I had ordered them via Ubuntu’s website some time ago and still can’t believe those guys are giving them away for free! Of course it’s a great way to promote an already nice product (unfortunately, they never include Kubuntu – the KDE version of Ubuntu – though changing from Gnome to KDE isn’t such a big deal), but this is a serious operating system based on Debian that’s ready to run on any normal computer.

Could you imagine M$ throwing out their copies of buggy Windows XP/Vista for free?

Also, Edubuntu"Linux for Young Human Beings" – is just awesome. Check out those screenshots

@all of K-/Ed-/Ubuntu dev team: THENGIU MUNO! :-)

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  1. I ordered the same package from them about a month ago. Still haven’t received it. How long did it take you to get yours?

  2. could be a markewting scheme and when we all get hooked ,then they start charging knowing we won’t resist:-)