Ever wanted to get rid of that Windows sticker that is stuck to your computer? Or removing that Windows logo from the Super Key?
Most of us Linux users have replaced pre-installed Windows from our computer with Linux. But mostly, we don’t care about the stickers that is always reminding us that it was a Windows system.
Honestly, it should not matter but given a chance, I would like to replace it with my favorite Tux stickers.
So, when few weeks back #openstickers was trending on Twitter, I finally decided that it is time that I get some stickers for my laptop and show my support for Linux.
I looked up at Unix Stickers, an Italian e-commerce startup dealing specially in Open Source merchandise. Since I could not find stickers for Ubuntu (Ubuntu Mate, Xubuntu and Lubuntu was available), I contacted Unix Stickers on Twitter and asked them why I cannot find the original orange Ubuntu stickers.
Stefano, the founder of Unix Stickers, told me that it’s a copyright issue with Ubuntu and that’s why they don’t sell it on Unix Stickers.
Fortunately, Stefano knew me through It’s FOSS and when he learned that I am looking for stickers, he was quick enough to send me a bunch of stickers and a Linux t-shirt, without any charges :) I got it the very next day we had our conversation. Quicker than Amazon Prime deliveries.
He also told me that Unix Stickers send out many free stickers to various open source projects so that they can promote their projects at conferences. Moreover, every sale made at Unix Stickers contributes to the related Open Source project.
Apart from the exceptionally quick delivery, the stickers I received are of excellent quality. I removed one sticker after a couple of hours and it did not leave a trace, so I am pretty happy with it.
Here are a couple of pictures of my laptop with the sticker on it. Does it look good?
The t-shirt I received is also of good quality. Its fabric is soft and is comfortable to wear. I haven’t washed it yet but I believe that the colors won’t fade.
No, I am not going to post a picture of me in the t-shirt (I am having a bad hair month :P).
The holiday offer
I thanked Stefano for his nice gesture and the wonderful gift and asked him what about gift to It’s FOSS readers? Stefano reciprocated to that with a 15% It’s FOSS only discount for this holiday season.
So, if you ever wanted to show your geeky side or support for your favorite open source project, it’s the time. You can choose from a wide variety of stickers, mugs and t-shirts. You can get these merchandise for your favorite Linux distribution (Arch, Debian, Gentoo etc) or for an open source project (GitHub, Vim, VLC).
To get the 15% discount, you can use the coupon ITSFOSS4X at the checkout time. This special offer ends on 6th January 2016. They ship worldwide.
No, I do not get a commission out of it, in case you were wondering. It’s just to share with other Linux-ers who, like me, would like to show their allegiance to Linux and Open Source, boldly in the open world.