Earlier we discussed the illegal ways of earning money – by selling adsense accounts, by publicizing the them on various online portals and people were urged to buy something which isn’t even meant to be sold, i.e. adsense accounts.
Selling adsense accounts was an act of fraud at one extreme but what makes me write this post is an online ad which I was simply astounded to see. Have a look:
Ubuntu an open-source operating system and needs no introduction as many of us must have tasted it once or at least we have heard of it.
Still for those who are new to this word, Ubuntu is an open source operating system which is based on Linux Distribution – Debian GNU. It can be installed on any computer (just like windows) and can also work side by side with Microsoft Windows.
Ubuntu is an ancient African word, meaning “humanity to others”.
Also have a look at what Ubuntu official website says:
Ubuntu is, and always will be, absolutely free.
And if you wonder why it’s free? Get the answer.
But, this guy from Lahore is selling this free version of operating system for a cost of Rs. 500 while claiming that the original price is above Rs. 1500.
Just in case if you don’t know – Ubuntu can be downloaded free of cost in both CD and DVD version and you are ready to go, just download the ISO image and burn it to CD/DVD.
And if you are wondering about where to get the genuine CD, still you do not need to pay these frauds. One can get that by visiting http://shipit.ubuntu.com and order a CD via post (shipping now closed).
Ubuntu has been delivering free CD’s all over the world for years and now have closed this shipment process.
Also, Ubuntu genuine CD received via post which clearly states:
Ubuntu is a software libre. You are encouraged and legally entitled to copy, reinstall, modify and redistribute this CD for yourself and your friends. Share this spirit of Ubuntu!
Acts like this should be stopped in the first priority as this is just one example and I am sure there will be many others like this and few innocents might have become victims of these black sheeps and this is just an awareness for those who are likely to get caught in future.