German Ubuntu box set announced



on 26 May 2006

In an exclusive arrangement with Canonical Ltd. for the German-speaking market, Open Source Press GmbH, the Munich-based publishing company will release their official Ubuntu Box Set in early June 2006.

This official box-set will be based on Ubuntu’s fourth release, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (long-term support) that is scheduled for release on June 1, 2006. Dr. Wirtz, CEO of Open Source Press, noted that the launch of the Ubuntu Box Set is a reflection of increasing consumer demand for Linux-based operating system software products. Dr Wirtz commented that “Ubuntu continues to be one of the most popular Linux distributions, and one that will lead the broader adoption of Linux and open source software, as it provides end-users with a fully- functional, easy-to-use desktop environment.” The Ubuntu box set will be sold in book stores with a recommended price of EUR 49.95, and will include:

  • 4 DVDs (Ubuntu and Kubuntu, both for Intel x86 and AMD64 architectures)
  • a 300 page manual in German
  • free e-mail installation support
  • many extras including a trial version of “Moneyplex,” a home-banking software, a
  • personal e-GroupWare Account, and an Ubuntu T-shirt

About Ubuntu

Since its launch in October 2004, Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions, with millions distributed and in use around the world. Based on Debian, Ubuntu will always be free, and will not have restrictive licences associated with it. With these goals in mind at all times, Ubuntu aims at being the most widely used of all Linux systems, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem.

About Canonical

Canonical Ltd. is committed to the development, distribution and promotion of open source software products, and to providing tools and support to the open source community. With a global organisation headquartered in the Isle of Man, Canonical has employees throughout Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Australia.

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