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Where can I buy Ubuntu and how much does it cost?

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That is not a question for stackoverflow. You can download it from ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download –  Jesus Oliva Dec 10 '10 at 20:06
@Michel: FYI, there is an official Stack Exchange site for Ubuntu, which can be found at AskUbuntu.com. You'll probably find that site helpful for answering any questions you may have when getting started with Ubuntu. –  Firefeather Dec 10 '10 at 22:33
I'll give you a copy for free as a bonus when you buy this bridge I have for sale in Arizona. –  WernerCD Dec 10 '10 at 23:59
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If you're looking for a way to obtain an Ubuntu CD without downloading a copy over the internet, you can get a copy on CD for no cost to you (neither for shipping nor for the CD and software) through the official ShipIt program, found here.

Update: The ShipIt Program Has Been Ended, But You Can Still Get Free Ubuntu CDs

As of April 5, 2011, the ShipIt program has been ended (see this official blog post). However, you should be able to obtain a free CD through your local Ubuntu user group (called "Ubuntu LoCo Teams"), which can be found on the Ubuntu LoCo Team Directory.

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+1 for posting how to get a free Ubuntu CD –  Moab Dec 10 '10 at 22:24
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Ubuntu is free, download it from their site.

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Generally, when people actually seek to buy a Linux distribution, they're looking for physical copies! –  SamB Dec 10 '10 at 23:07
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Ubuntu itself is completely free.

You can purchase both training and support contracts directly from Canonical though both for personal use and business support. See http://www.ubuntu.com/support/services for details - the products targeted at personal users are at the bottom of the page if this is what you are looking for.

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