Best Buy to Sell Ubuntu with 60 Days of Support

Nemo - July 9, 2008 09:50AM in Software

Ubuntu is a popular Linux distro that has been available as a free download since in initial release back in 2004. However, there are some obstacles that stand in the way of adoption but the non-technical out there not the least of which is the need for a high-speed connection for the download and the tools needed to burn an ISO image (right -What's an ISO image?). In an effort to expand its reach beyond enthusiasts and the more technical savvy, Canonical Ltd. is partnering with Best Buy stores to offer a boxed set of the software for $19.99US. What the retail version gets you, besides the install discs, is a quick install guide along with 60 days of free support. The boxed sets are produced by ValuSoft which will also provide the support with backup help from Canonical for any issues its support staff can't handle.