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Hey, Ubuntu’s sending stickers with its free CDs

I got my Ubuntu 6.06 CDs yesterday and was surprised to find three sheets of cool Ubuntu stickers with the package.

I claimed the package at the Cebu City central post office at the port area and the clerk in charge of releasing the shipments said inquiringly “Ubuntu Linux?” It turns out that they’ve been releasing several Ubuntu CD packages already.

If you’re in Cebu and you want to try Ubuntu, send me a message, I still have one for Mac, a couple for 64-bit processors and several for your regular PC. I also have one sheet of Ubuntu stickers to give away.

If you still haven’t tried a Linux distribution, Ubuntu is a great flavor to start. PC Magazine describes Ubuntu as the “current desktop Linux champ.”

I’ve already tried Ubuntu version 6.06, codenamed “Dapper Drake,” and really liked the ease in setting up a certified Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP server during the install process. With the help of the IT personnel detailed to the Sun.Star Cebu newsroom, we’re using Ubuntu to run a newsroom intranet managed by MediaWiki.
Ubuntu CDs and stickers Ubuntu server running MediaWiki

By Max Limpag

Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu City, Philippines. He is co-founder of the journalism start-up InnoPub Media.