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TheFridge
June 8th, 2006, 04:49 PM
<p>Jane Silber wrote in to let us know that Amazon is now selling Ubuntu and Kubuntu DVDs for US$9.99. While <a href="http://shipit.ubuntu.com">ShipIt</a> will send you CDs for free, the DVD is nice for those who are bandwidth starved or need overnight delivery.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G6677S/qid=1149779775/sr=8-14/ref=sr_1_14/104-2826271-0109505?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=229534">Ubuntu DVD</a><br />
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G6879O/qid=1149779854/sr=8-13/ref=sr_1_13/104-2826271-0109505?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=229534">Kubuntu DVD</a></p>


Link To Original Article (http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/412)

aysiu
June 8th, 2006, 05:14 PM
Can we assume the profits go to Canonical? If so, I may just get one.

UbuWu
June 8th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Nice! Next thing I would like to see is a 3 DVD set containing all of the repositories (instructions for making this yourself are here (http://cargol.net/~ramon/ubuntu-dvd-en).

shadesfox
June 9th, 2006, 08:01 AM
How shiny. Do these come with any sort of support?

drizek
June 9th, 2006, 02:29 PM
system requirements for kubuntu are wrong, someone should fix that.

mendieta
June 10th, 2006, 03:35 AM
Can we assume the profits go to Canonical? If so, I may just get one.

Yes, here is the description in Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G6879O/002-4201920-7277610?n=229534)



Kubuntu 6.06 LTS DVD (PC Edition) (Jewel Case)
by Canonical Ltd (Consignment)


I had no idea what Consignment means, but there we go (http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3Aconsignment&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8) :)

Cheers!

ubnoobie
June 15th, 2006, 03:04 PM
for those too lazy to go read the fridge article.... ;)

a single link to all six dvd's available at amazon:
http://tinyurl.com/ekhth
(this is not an affilliate link)

aysiu
June 15th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Yes, here is the description in Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G6879O/002-4201920-7277610?n=229534) I've read the description, and I don't see how that tells me the profits are going to Canonical. I don't see why the profits wouldn't go to Canonical, but can someone actually quote me the part of the Amazon description that answers my question? Maybe I'm just blind. I don't see it.

drizek
June 15th, 2006, 09:09 PM
Canoical is making/selling the discs, so the profits can only go to them.

jdong
June 15th, 2006, 09:10 PM
Well, since Jane Silber is announcing it, I would expect Canonical to be receiving the profits :)

aysiu
June 15th, 2006, 09:23 PM
Yes, I figured that as well, jdong.

I just don't see what reading the description at Amazon has to do with guessing based on common sense.

drizek
June 15th, 2006, 09:37 PM
The description says that canonical is selling them.

aysiu
June 15th, 2006, 09:40 PM
The description says that canonical is selling them.
Um... where? Again, I'm not doubting that Canonical is selling them (and thus reaping most of the profits). I just don't see what in the description indicates that? Are you talking about this (what I've highlighted in bold)?
Kubuntu 6.06 LTS DVD (PC Edition) (Jewel Case)
by Canonical Ltd (Consignment)
Platform: Linux
List Price: $12.99
Price: $9.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. Details
You Save: $3.00 (23%)

Availability: This item will be released on June 22, 2006. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.

System Requirements

* Platform: Linux
* Media: DVD-ROM
* Item Quantity: 1

› See more system requirements
Product Features

* Linux operating system with complete set of open source applications for desktops, laptops, and servers
* Office productivity suite, Web browser, and email for your everyday needs
* Instant messaging, image editing, and various tools for accessing and managing your multimedia files
* Free security updates delivered via the Internet for 3 years on the desktop and 5 years on the server
* Comprehensive DVD with desktop and server installation, alternate installation (e.g., automated deployment set-up), plus all of the supported add-on software and translations for dozens of languages

Product Details

* Shipping Weight: 4.00 ounces
* Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
* ASIN: B000G6879O
* Date first available at Amazon.com: June 8, 2006
* Amazon.com Sales Rank: #2,440 in Software (See Top Sellers in Software)
Yesterday: #1,575 in Software

Product Description
Product Description
Kubuntu is a Linux-based operating system consisting of free and open source software. Part of the award-winning Ubuntu project, Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop environment. With Kubuntu, you can surf the web, send and receive email, create documents, presentations, spreadsheets and more! Kubuntu is easy to install, free of viruses, and perfect for laptops, desktops, and servers. Free security updates for this version of Kubuntu will be available for 3 years on the desktop and 5 years on the server. For more information, please visit us at www.kubuntu.org. If that's the case, someone could have just said, "The product says it's "by Canonical LTD (Consignment)" instead of "read the description," which would seem to indicate that somewhere in the product description, it says where the profits go.

OrganicPanda
June 15th, 2006, 10:04 PM
i beleive mendiete already explained in his post...


Yes, here is the description in Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G6879O/002-4201920-7277610?n=229534)



I had no idea what Consignment means, but there we go (http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3Aconsignment&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8) :)

Cheers!

the keyword is 'consignment' which when searched on google (as mendieta linked in his post) after define returns

- Delivery of merchandise from an exporter (the consignor) to an agent (the consignee) under agreement that the agent sell the merchandise for the account of the exporter. The consignor retains title to the goods until the consignee has sold them. The consignee sells the goods for commission and remits the net proceeds to the consignor.

so net goes to canonical but amazon get commision, although correct me if i am wrong

aysiu
June 15th, 2006, 10:06 PM
Thanks, OrganicPanda. That would have been a far more appropriate answer than just saying it's in the description.

OrganicPanda
June 15th, 2006, 10:26 PM
thats kool, happy to help

Skeith
June 19th, 2006, 06:38 PM
This is a great way to promote Linux, I'd imagine most people are scared of the prospect of downloading an iso file and burning them to a cd. I'm probably going to buy one just because "kubuntu 6.06" written in marker on a blank CD really doesn't cut it sometimes.

easyease
June 29th, 2006, 02:45 PM
so what exactly is the benefit of buying one of these dvd's over ordering the cd from shipit (aside from speed of delivery)?
Does the dvd do anything the shipit cd doesnt?

aysiu
June 29th, 2006, 09:38 PM
Yes, the DVD has the entire Main and Restricted repositories. The CDs have only Xubuntu, Ubuntu, or Kubuntu.

wizard1974uk
July 1st, 2006, 09:07 AM
Strange that it isn't listed on amazon.co.uk?

MikeDev
July 1st, 2006, 02:45 PM
Strange that it isn't listed on amazon.co.uk?
Its US only at present. Canonical are working on international availability so hopefully a UK version will be available soon.
I find it strange that it doesn't seem to be advertised on the main ubuntu and kubuntu sites as it seems a great way to fund development and advertise to potential new users at the same time, particularly if enough ubuntu/kubuntu users order it that it makes amazon's top 10 selling list.

punkinside
July 14th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Hey, anybody else wondering what happened to the "ubuntu will always be available free of charge" bit? Not that I'm complaining, Its a good idea to get at least some return for the investment. But just seems a bit contradictory.

aysiu
July 14th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Hey, anybody else wondering what happened to the "ubuntu will always be available free of charge" bit? Not that I'm complaining, Its a good idea to get at least some return for the investment. But just seems a bit contradictory.
Why is it contradictory? It still is available free of charge. Just go to the download page and download it.

What you're paying for with the DVD is the convenience (especially if you don't have hi-speed internet and a DVD burner) of having Ubuntu prepackaged and shipped quickly to you.

The operating system itself is still free.

RAV TUX
July 15th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Its US only at present. Canonical are working on international availability so hopefully a UK version will be available soon.
I find it strange that it doesn't seem to be advertised on the main ubuntu and kubuntu sites as it seems a great way to fund development and advertise to potential new users at the same time, particularly if enough ubuntu/kubuntu users order it that it makes amazon's top 10 selling list.


Actually it is being advertised here:

https://shipit.ubuntu.com/myrequest


Want fast delivery of Ubuntu DVDs?

If you live in the US, you can order online now!

https://shipit.ubuntu.com/@@/ubuntu-icon Ubuntu 6.06 LTS for PCs (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000G62IDU)
https://shipit.ubuntu.com/@@/ubuntu-icon Ubuntu 6.06 LTS for 64-bit PCs (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000G648GA)
https://shipit.ubuntu.com/@@/ubuntu-icon Ubuntu 6.06 LTS for Macs (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000G6677S)

Has anybody here actually ordered the DVD yet?

I was going to but then I decided I could just burn a DVD but then I looked and don't see a place to burn the DVD?

clparker
July 18th, 2006, 03:15 AM
The DVDs look pretty cool, i mean i just leave some of the discs I ordered on my coffee table, and people ask, I tell them all about Ubuntu...

amavida
July 22nd, 2006, 11:08 AM
I live in Australia. It's a western country that speaks english & happens to be one of USA's few allies in the Iraq war...ahem

I tried to order the dvd's from your Amazon and get message 'not available in your region' or some such drivel.

For God's sakes I want to buy it to support the company!

Ok, where do I d/l the image? *sigh*

aysiu
July 22nd, 2006, 05:16 PM
Ok, where do I d/l the image? *sigh* Try this:
http://nginyang.uvt.nl/dapper/

amavida
July 24th, 2006, 05:06 AM
Thank you! :)