Canonical scaling back ShipIt free CDs

Discussion in 'Linux' started by dragonbite, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. dragonbite

    dragonbite Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2008
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    There's been a lot of chatter regarding Canonical scaling back the free CDs it ships through ShipIt. Currently I have a pre-order for 20 9.10 CDs approved (but subject to change I fear).

    Makes me glad I've moved from Dial-up to DSL!

    Existing Ubuntu-ites can also use the Update Manager to update from their existing installation but unfortunately this release includes using ext4 as the default filesystem type and an improved Grub (Grub2?) to handle booting from ext4, which the update will NOT update (too drastic of a change).

    I do see some templates for printing your own CD labels and sleeves. I hope they update this so that if we download some we can make them look just as good! Would purchasing CDs from Canoncial and donating it to DACS to distribute count as a tax write-off?

    Their cost from Canonical are: (US Store)
    Pack of 5 - $10.00
    Pack of 20 - $35.00
    Pack of 100 - $150.00
    Pack of 200 - $200.00

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