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    Is shipit really free?

    I found this to be the most suuitable thread for this. I just ordered Ubuntu cds from shipit 3 days ago and I was wondering... Is it really free or you pay something? Does it really arrive? Do I donwload the Ubuntu in case the order doesnt work out? And by the way do if I decide to download do I download desktop or server?

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    Re: Is shipit really free?

    Yes they are really free. Yes they turn up, but depending on where you are they can take a while - mine took about 6 weeks to reach the UK.

    If you don't want to wait that time then you can download it and burn yourself.

    If you want to create a server (which won't by default have a GUI) then download the server version. If you want to run a normal desktop PC with GUI the download the desktop version.
    Last edited by Jagot; July 16th, 2006 at 01:06 PM.

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    Post Re: Is shipit really free?

    Hello. I was wondering about this, too. As seen, I live in Romania. I want to find out if the shipping in this country is really free. Anyone from Romania or at least from Central Europe shipped the CDs? Where can I find out if it's totally free (no hidden catches, no cost at all)?
    I haven't got any damn money, that's why I'm so 'affraid' .

    Thanks,
    A.

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    Re: Is shipit really free?

    You should only use the Desktop live/install CD for testing as there has been some endusers who have had issues installing from it.If your absolutely sure you want to do a full install of ubuntu use the Alternate install CD


    And yes ship-it will send you the Desktop-Live-install-CD free. however if you can your best off downloading the iso if you can't wait.
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    Re: Is shipit really free?

    Quote Originally Posted by skizz View Post
    Hello. I was wondering about this, too. As seen, I live in Romania. I want to find out if the shipping in this country is really free. Anyone from Romania or at least from Central Europe shipped the CDs? Where can I find out if it's totally free (no hidden catches, no cost at all)?
    I haven't got any damn money, that's why I'm so 'affraid' .

    Thanks,
    A.
    wherever you are in this fu***** world..u'll get ur cds for free..
    Unless your conuntry's postman wants to charge DUTY for that...
    99.99% its not the case anyway..
    so relax and enjoy ur cds when u get 'em

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    Re: Is shipit really free?

    Quote Originally Posted by hellmet View Post
    wherever you are in this fu***** world..u'll get ur cds for free..
    Unless your conuntry's postman wants to charge DUTY for that...
    99.99% its not the case anyway..
    so relax and enjoy ur cds when u get 'em
    That was a hell of a post, dude... Now I'm 100% convinced that it's totally-extremly-unimaginable FREE. Now I can sleep without the thought that I'll get sucked of money... You guys at Ubuntu are really cool.

    P.S. Well... The delivering services in Romania are kind of... Stinky. I hope the postman will do his damn job.

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    Re: Is shipit really free?

    So I should download the Alternate one? Yeah, the Desktop sounded like it was Live-CD so that's why I asked... Ship-it sends either Desktop or Server does that mean I'm going to get a Live-CD?

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    Re: Is shipit really free?

    Quote Originally Posted by skizz View Post
    Where can I find out if it's totally free (no hidden catches, no cost at all)?
    http://www.ubuntu.com/support/faq#he...f7b8eedcf19607

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    Re: Is shipit really free?

    Quote Originally Posted by adanms View Post
    So I should download the Alternate one? Yeah, the Desktop sounded like it was Live-CD so that's why I asked... Ship-it sends either Desktop or Server does that mean I'm going to get a Live-CD?
    Shipit sends the Live CD.

    It's up to you which you download. I prefer the Alternate CD installer. You can see it in action here:

    http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p3.htm

    Others prefer the Desktop (Live) CD:

    http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing.html

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    Re: Is shipit really free?

    yarly it is

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