Screenshot of My Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Workstation (View Large)
My favorite operating system is finding it’s way in front of a new audience. Details were announced on the Canonical Blog:
If you walk into a Bes Buy this week you may spot some new software peeking out from the shelves. Yes, Ubuntu is now available as a spiffy boxed set in stores and on-line.
We’ve been working with ValuSoft who are a distribution company that specialise in the US retail channel. The boxed set comes with an Ubuntu 8.04 CD, a Quick Start Guide and 60 days of support from the ValuSoft team, trained and backed by the Canonical support guys. The support covers installation and getting started using Ubuntu and is priced at $19.99.
The aim is to provide Ubuntu to users who want the software and support conveniently presented in a boxed set. Making it available through Best Buy is an opportunity to reach users who are unaware of Ubuntu or who are bandwidth restricted and don’t want to download Ubuntu themselves
Of course, you can also download Ubuntu for free if you have a fast connection – or a lot of patience.