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Ubuntu 6.06 and Kubuntu 6.06 is comming

I received Ubuntu 6.06 and Kubuntu 6.06 shipit packages today. They are all mailed from France. I am in Canada.
I made the order on 2006-05-18.
This time the live version and install version are in one CD.
To use Ubuntu as a Live CD, put the CD in the CD drive and turn on or restart your computer.
To install Ubuntu, run the Live CD and double-click on the “Install” icon.
Note: The default installation will erase all existing software and data from your computer. If it is not what your want, follow the insturction carefully during installation.
There are some Windows versions of some of the programs included in Ubuntu. You can try them by putting the CD in the drive while windows is running.

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Order Ubuntu 6.06 by ShipIt

Ubuntu is a good Linux distribution. It can be download freely, and it can be mail to your home by ShipIt free of charge.
Last time, I ordered Ubuntu 5.10. It took about 52 days to my home.
This time they provide up to 10 CDs. I think they know the 64bit machine is not so popular, so that provide max. one 64-bit PC verison CD only per shipment.
I ordered 10 Ubuntu CDs including 8 PC Edition, 1 64-bit PC Edition, 1 Mac Edition. I will give some PC Edition to my friends.

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Ubuntu Free CD

Ubuntu is sponsored by Canonical Ltd. They provide free cds including live version and install version, each one has PC, 64-bit PC, and Mac distributions. Not only free CDs, but also Free shipping and handling.
Just go to the ShipIt site and send your request online. The CDs will be mailed to you.
I send my request on 2005-09-29 and received it today.
Because of I ask for the 5.10 version, which is released on October 13, 2005, a lot of requests from all around the world. This delay is reasonable.
I ordered 5 sets of PC version and 4 sets 64-bit PC version because I would like to share some with my friends.

It is great.
Please noted, I am not associated with Canonical, and I can not give you free CD. If you want it, please go to ShipIt site to order. Don’t leave the message to ask for CD to me.

Ubuntu VS Windows

Application name Market price
( or vender site)
Application name
OS Windows XP home w/ sp2 192.99 Ubuntu 5.10 i386
Chinese input Smart Pinyin free SCIM
Office Suite Office 2003 std. 341.99 2
Text Editor UltraEdit 10.0 39.95 Gedit 2.12.1
Dictionary Powerword 2005 49.95 StartDict
Ebook Reader Adobe Reader 7.0

CHM reader

free Evince 0.4.0


MultiMedia Player MediaPlayer


(avi, rmvb, xvid, divx, quicktime)

free Totom, Xine, win32codes


Images Viewer ACDSee 7.0 49.99 gThumb 2.6.5
Photo Editor PhotoShop CS2 v9.0 569.99 Gimp 2.2.8
Compress WinRAR 3.2 29.00 Nattilus 2.12.1
Emule Emule 4.6c free Amule 2.0.3
Download Tools Thunder 5 free Download for X v2.5.0
Ftp Client FlashFXP 25.00 Gftp 2.0.18
BT BitComet free Azureus
IM Tools  
MSN Messenger 7.0 free GAIM 1.5.0
Google Talk free GAIM 1.5.0
Skype free Skype
Email Client Outlook Express free Evolution 2.4.1
Web Browser IE free Firefox 1.0.7
Security suite Mcafee Internet Security Suite 29.99 unnecessary
DVD/CD Burner Nero 6 Ultra 86.00
Total Cost of Software 1,414.85 free

There are so many options. I list what are installed on my Ubuntu pc.
I will try the software one by one and compare with the application on the windows side by side.
I trust that it is the habit, not the tech., to postpone the change from the paid software to free software.

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