This week’s Mandelson Award goes to…

…Canonical, for their fine effort in announcing the end of free availability of Ubuntu discs in a blog post entitled Keeping Ubuntu CDs available. Well played, madam, well played indeed. As a former part-time PR drone, I salute you.

3 Responses

  1. graeme
    graeme October 22, 2009 at 9:33 pm | | Reply

    Adam, they are only sending 1 CD per person, and only sending more on a case by case basis.

    This seems overdue to me. I have known people to order a hundred CDs and then abandon them because they found they had to pay customs duty (a small amount per CD, but for a big batch it added up).

    They also currently appear to be only accepting pre-orders for Karmic, and not for the current version.

    They are spinning it a bit, but your misinterpretation is much further from the truth.

  2. ofaurax
    ofaurax October 26, 2009 at 7:23 am | | Reply

    What is a “Mandelson Award” ?

    note: openid doesn’t work

  3. Colonel de Guerlass
    Colonel de Guerlass November 20, 2009 at 8:17 am | | Reply

    What does happen the other weeks?
    But you seem to be very hateful with Ubulinux, and this jealousy was thoroughly, insightfully analyzed in DistroQuatsch (http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20080519)
    A great technological achievement is going to happen in UBUlinux shipping making Sheep Eat obsolete.
    If you look at the sky on clear nights, you shall see :
    * white lights : they are stars, and , if they are fast moving, meteor showers (cf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteor_shower)
    * fast moving BROWN lights!!!! These are install CDs, from the Kosmic Karamella release, with brown LEDs for people to localize and pick them up. They are thrown from a SATELLITE….
    Caveats : this is a prealpha technology, but be sure that , with the Zsenile Zebra (Zèbre zozotant) release, the whole sky will be brown….
    Hourrah, cornes au cul, vive le père Ubu (Jarry, 1898, la Chanson du Décervelage)

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