Thursday, 1 May 2008

Linux Stickers

I forgot to mention this earlier, but back at the end of February I sent the following email to Linux Format (a UK magazine for Linux users, and far and away the best of the lot if you ask me):

I've been using Kubuntu for nearly a year now, and Linux Format has been an invaluable resource to me for that time. Thanks for a great mag!
I recently took the "Designed for Windows XP" sticker off my Dell Inspiron, as it seemed silly to have it on there when I haven't had Windows on there for so long, and I found myself thinking about how nice it would be to have a Kubuntu or Ubuntu sticker instead, or even just a Linux one. I expect they are probably given away at conferences, but I've not been to one, nor I suspect have many Linux users. Have you thought about giving away a sheet of stickers for various distros free with one issue so we can show off our distro of choice to all and sundry?
Imagine my surprise when it was actually printed in the May issue! What's more, I got the June issue today and there are three other letters adding their vote to it! Not to mention a thread on their forums about it. Guess a lot of people would like to be able to get rid of the "Designed for Windows XP" stickers!


Anonymous said...

When i ordered a copy of ubuntu off there website they sent me stickers with the cd 4 in total, only there pretty big stickers not the same size as the "designed for windows" stickers but i still removed the sticker and replaced it with one of the ubuntu stickers i got,

I think they should make some stickers the same size and shapes as the windows stickers, so us linux users can change them around,,,,

Anonymous said...

If you're an ubuntu user, check out this page:

Just send them a self-addressed and stamped envelope and they will return it to you with a (at least one, maybe even several) "powered by ubuntu" sticker.

I would do it myself, but I'm not really into *buntu anymore.


Anonymous said...

Freduardo, thanks i probably should of used google, i would of found it then lol, why dont you like ubuntu anymore? just curious.

Anonymous said...

It's not really that I don't like it anymore. Heck I still use it, and consider it one of the best distributions for linux newcomers (oa.) out there.

I just prefer Debian and Arch personally, so I wouldn't use an Ubuntu sticker myself.


MattBD said...

I like Debian too, it's just that at least for the moment I like Ubuntu more. All my favourite distros have always been Debian based, I've never gotten on with RPM-based distros like PCLOS or SuSE. Have you tried Sidux? I've given that a go recently in VirtualBox and I really liked it.