Official German Ubuntu Boxed Set From Open Source Press

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Canonical and Open Source Press GmbH have collaborated on the delivery of a full boxed set of the upcoming Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. Available in German, it will be sold in book stores for EUR 49.95.

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 Canonical Ltd:

Canonical Ltd is committed to the development, distribution and promotion of open source software, and to the provision of commercial tools and support services on a global basis.

Canonical's award-winning Ubuntu operating environment has been adopted as the preferred desktop solution in governments, schools and businesses around the world. The company employs developers and support engineers across 15 countries and is headquartered in the Isle of Man. For more information, please visit

About Open Source Press:

Open Source Press is an independent textbook publishing company with an office in Munich and years of experience in publishing, as well as the field of open source. Through its publications, Open Source Press aims to assist the expansion of free software and open source projects. For more information, please visit


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