Ubuntu lovers are eagerly waiting for the next release of 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and to make things even better, Shipit, which provides free delivery of CDs for Ubuntu releases, is open for pre-orders.
Shipit has loyally provided free Ubuntu CDs for a long time to all parts of the world. This includes both server and desktop edition CDs. The service however, is for people with low Internet speed who do not have the privilege of downloading the builds. Once again, Shipit is taking orders and you can make them at this page.
However, you are requested not to abuse the system. The amount of orders received on Shipit and the total cost of shipping is considerable. So, choose wisely whether you really need to order a CD. Alternatively, you can keep an eye on this page for download of the latest official release. The currently available version is a RC release.
The response for this ordering has been overwhelming and Shipit is already out of stock. Shipit also has a paid service that allows us to order paid shipping for CDs. This helps Shipit cover free shipping costs.
Shipit has been a strategic unit of the Ubuntu development process as no product is complete until it reaches the end-user. Shipit has crossed all limits to reach people and this has developed a strong ecosystem around Ubuntu. Even now, if I go out and ask my friends to name a Linux distro, Ubuntu is the first name they come up with.