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Old 07-10-2008, 02:58 AM   #11
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Yes it is free,It's Open source,You can do ANYTHING with Open Source Software.
Does that mean it can be sold for commercial profit?

EDIT: Bullzi is a bit quicker than I
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:02 AM   #12
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I can't believe every store isn't pushing this product! Why hasn't it been advertised?
Yeh, i wonder why every store isnt selling this
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:00 AM   #13
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Does that mean it can be sold for commercial profit?
I'm Pretty sure you can..
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:26 AM   #14
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Just to clear this up.


Yes, Open source is free, the Linux Kernel is free (as in beer) it's open source GPL licence. it's free....

however...

you can sell it,
but the only money you can make off of that sale is time/effort/cost of materials.

$20 for a boxed copy of ubuntu, that's a CD, a box, self space etc... it's good value.

also you'll notice that for years, various companies have sold the free kernal,

a copy of redhat enterprise AS will set you back perhaps $5,000 or more dollars.

generally,you pay for support.

the person who payed that $170 USD for the geek squad option, (i.e with support), didn't actually get a bad deal, assuming he didn't know how to install it himself.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:20 AM   #15
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a little while ago I got 20 free cd's
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:17 PM   #16
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Yeah, can Best Buy legally do that? Ubuntu is free. You can even have it sent right to your doorstep for free...

Hmm.. I wonder if Best Buy would offer price matching if I showed them the Ubuntu CD page which clearly states that it is free...
They aren't the only ones.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/purchase
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:58 PM   #17
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seriously who can't download a large cd image these days, I downloaded ubuntu back when i was on 28k dialup and it only took one day and over night
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