When I found out you could pre-order Ubuntu Feisty Fawn CD’s via ShipIt (Ubuntu’s free-of-charge CD shipping service) I immediately did so. This week they arrived and I took some pictures.
The package immediately reminds me about what an oudsider Xubuntu is:
There is some information on the back about Canonical, and how its projects include the free and open source Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu. Not a word on Xubuntu 😦
That aside, the CD looks very slick:
There are some instructions on how to use this CD and a block describing “The Ubuntu Promise”.
Oh, and there’s some info on Ubuntu on the back too:
But this is what I consider the best part: stickers!
Those stickers will look really nice on my pc 😉
Anyway, the reason Xubuntu is not available for free shipping is, according to Mark Shuttleworth:
i don’t think so. xubuntu, as i understand it, is a more specialist environment, so we probably would not fund cd shipments for it. it’s hard to justify on either philanthropic or business grounds. though it would be nice at least if you could order xubuntu
Well… I don’t know what exactly Mark means by specialist environment, I might ask him some time, but ordering at least would be cool. However, I do hope Xubuntu once becomes available for ShipIt because I use it not because my computer is so slow (it could run Ubuntu), but because it is extremely responsive and has some really nifty features Ubuntu doesn’t have. Let’s hope the folks over at Canonical will also come to realize that I’m not the only one. I’m not, am I?