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Originally Posted by wolf_08 View Post
How much does it cost to buy it directly from Ubuntu a CD?
Its completely free
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This game don't work! I had to reformat my entire hard drive! Worst $20 I've spent in my life!


Anyone remember that one?
    
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post #63 of 99
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can you verify that is all they offer is just a CD and nothing else?
What else you need to make an OS work?

PS. I prefer netinst.
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your not buying ubunt, ur buying the HUGE text book it comes with.

Old news. BB has sld Linux for years, and I applaud them for doing it. People, myself included need a book to learn Linux, as its rarely as user friendly as windows. I found mandrake and "Lindows" highly unintuitive, and yes i know Linux is superior to windows but it needs to be picked up bya major company with sales iun mind before it replaces windows.
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post #65 of 99
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What else you need to make an OS work?

PS. I prefer netinst.
who says it has to be directly related to installing it. they might be offering support, manuals, goodies, who knows. just because it is an umbuntu box doesn't mean that is all it is allowed to have is JUST a CD.
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I'll say again, it comes with two years of free tech support by professionals.
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Best Buy will price match... I wonder if they will price match to free? lol
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Linux is superior to windows but it needs to be picked up bya major company with sales iun mind before it replaces windows.
Who says it is superior?
In this case is hard to tell which one is superior Windows or Linux...
Both of them have pros an cons. You choose OS that will meet you needs, not because one is superior in an area the other is behind. All my servers are Linux, mostly Debian, but all my workstations are Windows - apache server + php + mysql + PSPad.
I'm trying to migrate, but these ATI drivers (they were OK, till I upgraded the kernel) and these games.....
Edited by metala - 7/9/08 at 2:59pm
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post #69 of 99
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can you verify that is all they offer is just a CD and nothing else?






that would be the calculator in windows. not me.
but I can do the math for you also.

employee price is 105 right? you said take 5% off of the employee price.
so first we have to find out what 5% of 105 is
105 x.05 = 5.25
so now taht we know 5.25 is 5% of 105 lets subtract that from 105
105 - 5.25 = 99.75
if you dont' believe me do it yourself using a calculator. I would say it would be a good idea as your math is a little rusty it seems.
what was that about flaming and understanding how things work again?
No, he said employee price was their price, plus 5%. 100 x 1.05 = $105.

Edit: In your defense, he later said to find employee price and subtract 5%, which doesn't work.
Edited by u238 - 7/9/08 at 3:52pm
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Who says it is superior?
In this case is hard to tell which one is superior Windows or Linux...
Both of them have pros an cons. You choose OS that will meet you needs, not because one is superior in an area the other is behind. All my servers are Linux, mostly Debian, but all my workstations are Windows - apache server + php + mysql + PSPad.
I'm trying to migrate, but these ATI drivers (they were OK, till I upgraded the kernel) and these games.....
Compatibility is not somwething u should take into account when evaluating an OS.

The OS is the OS. Applications can be written to any OS. While it dfoesnt suit most peoples needs, it its mroe stable and does a better job at being an OS.
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We must remember any app can be engineered to run on any OS. The OS is the road, not the car.
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