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post #41 of 99
Glad to hear ubuntu is finally really getting out there, too bad they re charging 20$
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$0.00+shipping
You forgot +free stickers.
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....Geek Squad supported Linux?
I wouldnt doubt it. They are authorized for doing stuff on Macs as well.
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But you do realize that Ubuntu is..... free.... right..

EDIT: Don't worry though, guys. If you want, the Douche Squad will install it for you for the low low price of $150.00

Anyone buying linux sure as hell better know how to install an OS, otherwise there's gonna be terror on the command prompt.
Really? Amazon sells it as well and is authorized to. I'm sure Best Buy is authorized to as well.
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Isn't that against the open source license?
For this price ... yeah it is against.

According to the GPL license (Linux Kernel is licensed under GPL) the code is open to modify, distribute, copy.
Selling is allowed the the price is the price of the medium.
I don't think 5CD or as many as they are, they are not $20 !

http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php
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3. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it, under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:

a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,

b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,

c) Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer to distribute corresponding source code. (This alternative is allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you received the program in object code or executable form with such an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.)

Edited by metala - 7/9/08 at 1:30pm
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This is funny, because I work at BB and as I was walking around today I noticed Ubuntu on the shelf and I thought "***? That's free right?"
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I wouldnt doubt it. They are authorized for doing stuff on Macs as well.
They arent allowed to mess with linux. Since it's not supported by a major company like apple or MS.
    
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there are 3 kinds of people.

those who know how to download, burn, install, and run Ubuntu. for free.

those who cant do the above, so they request free cd's.

and those who shop at Best Buy.
    
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post #49 of 99
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Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
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.


Read the customer reviews guys, somebody at BestBuy probably wrote all four of them
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post #50 of 99
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Originally Posted by SentryOptic View Post
But you do realize that Ubuntu is..... free.... right..

EDIT: Don't worry though, guys. If you want, the Douche Squad will install it for you for the low low price of $150.00

Anyone buying linux sure as hell better know how to install an OS, otherwise there's gonna be terror on the command prompt.
Wait, I don't understand. Are you saying that it is stupid to charge for something you are in fact stating that a customer may have difficulty (or inability) to install themselves?

Weird, it's like Best Buy is giving people the option to still utilize a product even though they may not have the knowledge to deploy it correctly. And they want to turn a profit for that? Horrible people

I don't mean to be rude but that was a very contradicting series of sentences. Anyway...

Do some of you truly believe that Best Buy, one of the largest GLOBAL electronics retailers, is going to throw anything on their shelves without having a clue of GNU licensing or other potential legal problems? No. Best Buy is calculated as to every product that goes in their stores. You better believe their are customer requests, trial markets, test stores, research groups, product testing, revenue forecasting, demand expectations, and more before any product gets put on those shelves.

Also, many of you act like Best Buy is the manufacturer of the product. Bust Buy does not package, develop, or box the product. They just sell the darn thing because their are people out there who took surveys and said "Hey, I'd really like to be able to have an option as apposed to windows in your stores."
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