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when you order free copies from ubuntu. They pay for shipping, give you: a decorated CD, and ubuntu stickers . Who need a manual? You can find many online that are more thorough.
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Originally Posted by SentryOptic View Post
Technically no.... Best Buy can tweak any TINY thing in the software and sell it as their own distribution. But then again, I'm not sure, since they ARE selling it under the Ubuntu name

But this just makes me angry. Best Buy is already such a greedy store.... i mean, everything in there is way overpriced (Novint Falcon Force joystick is like 199.99 when it's 155.99 at Amazon, just to name a recent example that I was looking for), but now they're trying to market FREE SOFTWARE?

Unbelievable.
But the average person doesn't even know what linux is. They'll probably make fun of "Ubuntu" because of it's name. My sister goes like, "Ubooontoouu? What kind of a name is that, lol!"
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Originally Posted by kdbolt70 View Post
Thats what I thought? How can they sell open source software that was built by a community of volunteers? Perhaps its some sort of Red Hat alternate, where you are buying the support. But they don't mention that in the description, that you are paying for support and not the OS. Screwy...
Best Buy?
Support?
wat
post #14 of 99
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when you order free copies from ubuntu. They pay for shipping, give you: a decorated CD, and ubuntu stickers . Who need a manual? You can find many online that are more thorough.
I still have my stickers.
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Wait, no, I'm retarded ;|
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post #16 of 99
Unfortunately its legal for them to do this The software is free but the cd, packaging, manuals, etc.. is what best buy is actually charging for.
    
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post #17 of 99
Bestbuy never stops ripping off customers, do they?
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Geek Squad supporting Linux...well I for one would never bring my lawnmower to be repaired at a Thai restaurant, I don't know about you.

It's legal and it's a little lame.
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Well, I can look on the bright side of this and say I think this will help Linux become more popular ?
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post #20 of 99
Woah woah WOAH. Isnt this a DIRECT Violation of the GNU?

Im SURE theres something in there about not selling FREE software to make a profit.

Up yours, Best buy.
    
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