Ubuntu Linux at Amazon, Best Buy for $20

The Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 Linux distro is available online at Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com, and is being made available by ValuSoft.

By: Eric Brown

A $20 boxed version of Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) is available at both Best Buy and Amazon online stores.

ValuSoft, which is packaging the application, says the "Ubuntu Linux" package includes printed documentation and 60 days of unlimited customer support.

This is a significant development, as more and more enterprise systems are becoming available online, obviating the need for proprietary operating systems running proprietary software.

Discount stores like Wal-Mart have made attempts to sell Linux-based boxes for low-end PCs and laptops, but packaged Linux distributions at consumer electronics stores is a different matter altogether.

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