Sunday, October 18, 2009

Redmond's Lucky 7 or 7 up?

Microsoft and retailers are pimpin' Windows 7.  Yea Redmond?   I've not looked at the software, nor have I been a user of  Vista.  I don't expect that I will be soon.  I take a look at their price tag, and think.  Blech. Why would I want  to pay $80.00 to $300.00 for their software?  

Shortly prior to the release of Vista. I discovered the open source world and Ubuntu.  I'm So Glad that I did.  Couple of years ago, I do I admit, I did recall feeling a bit smug looking at the boxes as I wandered around my local Big Box Store, and saw the boxes of Vista Locked up, and put in a cage. Right where they ought to be. Out of the users reach. They're pretty proud of the work that they do in Redmond.

So this little advertisement gets in my email. 

It caused me to wonder how the the page on's site looks? They've got this right near the top of the page..

Here you can buy CDs or DVDs of the distributions in bulk. To download a distribution or get your 
FREE CD please Click Here

It would appear that you CAN pay for Ubuntu of you want.  In fact, it might be a good idea to spend some money on the site if you WANT to. But do you HAVE to? Nope.  There is that link to download the software for free. OR even have a free disk sent to you.

So, if you've not used Ubuntu, why not?  Wouldn't it be worth it to at least try it?  If you're not trying out the offerings of open source, why not?

If you do, you might even have some money left over to spend on another 7 (or two) out there...


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