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SHIPIT : Free Ubuntu Cds are Closed

Sangat mudahlah bagi para user ubuntu untuk mendapatkan cd kesayangan ketika versi terbaru ubuntu muncul. Kita tinggal daftar ke shipit dan tunggu maka ubuntu cd akan meluncur ke rumah kita.Shipit yang sejak tahun 2005 telah membagikan cd ubuntu gratis ke seluruh dunia kayaknya mulai ubuntu 11.04 dengan code name Natty Narwhal dan versi setelahnya tidak akan melayani pemesanan cd ubuntu lagi.

Canonical, through Gerry Carr, announced last evening (April 5th) that it will no longer distribute free CDs with the Ubuntu operating system, via the ShipIt Programme.

The ShipIt service was created back in 2005 to distribute free CDs with the Ubuntu OS, to millions of people around the world. With regret we inform you that the ShipIt Programme has been closed! Users will not be able to order free CDs of Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) or any future version.

“Technology moves on and as we look at ways to spread Ubuntu further, a CD distribution programme, especially one of that size and delivered in that way, makes less sense.”

“We have been slowly easing back the programme over the last two years to limit the number of CDs per person and the number of times a person could apply for a CD. But for Ubuntu 11.04 you will no longer be able to go to our website and apply for a free CD.” – said Gerry Carr in the announcement.

Itulah cuplikan berita yang saya kutip dari softpedia.

Bagi saya sendiri sebenarnya juga tidak terlalu bermasalah karena untuk menunggu cd dari shipit juga lumayan lama. Saya lebih senang untuk mendownload langsung dari web penyedia ISO ubuntu. Tapi apakah ini tanda-tanda ubuntu akan dikomersilkan???

2 comments on “SHIPIT : Free Ubuntu Cds are Closed

  1. Wah. Itu karena udah ada mirror yg hampir tersebar ke seluruh dunia…

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