Finally: free Xubuntu CDs!

Xubuntu users have long clamoured for their beloved Linux distribution to be available in Ubuntu’s ShipIt service, but to no avail: Xubuntu’s user base was too marginal and, as a community-run project, Canonical could not provide support for it. Thus, they refrained from offering free Xubuntu CDs.

They still do, but there now is an alternative! Xubuntu is from now on available under the Quick Ship service run by On-Disk.com. As listed on the “Get Xubuntu” page, shipping is available for the USA and the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, despite the CDs being free of charge, you still have to pay for shipping them (as opposed to ShipIt). Still, for people suffering from a slow internet connection this is a great alternative, and the Xubuntu developers are very pleased that this service is still being made available to users. I should mention expicitly, though, that this service is not run by the Xubuntu developers, neither is it run by Canonical. This is an independent service provided by a home-based family business with heart for the open source community. Pasi Lallinaho, who is currently “the artwork guy” of Xubuntu, has expressed interest in providing graphics for the CD to make sure they match the Xubuntu style.

Still, I think this is a great development for Xubuntu and its users, and I want to thank On-Disk.com for doing this.

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11 Responses to “Finally: free Xubuntu CDs!”


  1. 1 Wesley 5 August 2009 at 10:12 am

    This is great news for all Xubuntu fans :D very cool of on-disk.com :)

  2. 2 kulprakashsingh Mistry 7 December 2009 at 6:10 pm

    plz send me free Xubuntu CDs! for education purpose or study

    Thank you

  3. 4 bamidele lekan 11 December 2009 at 3:34 pm

    please I will like to have a copy of xubuntu

  4. 6 gadgetboi 27 December 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Man … Only american gets all the benefit … :( we are here have to pay couple of bucks .. I rather download it or here is a trick that i got from friend: if you dont have decent internet connection, go to internet cafe near you. And “request” the operator to download it. It help if you know and make friend with them :mrgreen: theres your free iso’s … Hehe

    • 7 Vincent 27 December 2009 at 4:25 pm

      Why do Americans get the benefit? Everybody has to pay shipping costs, even Americans (though it’s probably a little bit less). You can always contact your LoCo of course :)


  1. 1 Vincent (vinnl) 's status on Friday, 31-Jul-09 19:31:03 UTC - Identi.ca Trackback on 31 July 2009 at 8:31 pm
  2. 2 Steve Dodier (sidi) 's status on Friday, 31-Jul-09 19:45:16 UTC - Identi.ca Trackback on 31 July 2009 at 8:45 pm
  3. 3 ShipIt – painfully Xubuntuless « Xubuntu Blog Trackback on 3 August 2009 at 11:20 am
  4. 4 Order a Xubuntu CD « It's free. Trackback on 18 August 2009 at 10:17 pm

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