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Old 07-28-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Will a $19.99 Ubuntu Succeed Where the Free Version Hasn't?

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Canonical, the company behind the Linux distro Ubuntu, has collaborated with software distributor ValuSoft to sell a boxed version of Ubuntu 8.04 into Best Buy retail stores. Is $19.99 a better price point for Ubuntu than $0? Now, on the face of it that sounds like a good deal, and on the whole it is, but I can't help but feel that targeting the kind of people who might be looking for an OS for $20 at Best Buy might not be the best thing that Canonical could be doing.



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