About two years ago I went looking through Ebay trying to find a cool sticker/case-badge with the Ubuntu logo on it. I had just purchased a new laptop, had installed Ubuntu on it with Compiz Fusion effects running, and was quite happy and proud about it. So I wanted to get a sticker to replace the “Built For Microsoft Windows XP” sticker that was on my laptop. I was fortunate enough to find this little guy, on sale from China, for about $5 dollars after shipping:
That’s the original auction photo, and not only did it arrive looking as good as it did above, but a second sticker with the Linux penguin mascot also came along with it, which I didn’t expect. So I was quite happy with what I purchased.
That laptop bit the dust about 3 weeks ago and I’ve since replaced it with a new laptop. Again, I wanted to get a cool case badge like the one above. But had some trouble finding it.
A lot of people would tell me, “Go to System76.com! They’ll send you a few badges for free.” I did that. Here’s what I got:
It’s thin, cheap looking and with a solid white backing instead of a thicker, shinny alluminum backing. I’m not really complaining though; it’s nice that System76 will send these to you for free by just asking for some. But you get what you pay for, and they don’t offer nicer quality stickers either. So the search continued.
Then I recently discovered another place online. I think I was using google’s formerly named “Froogle” online shopping search engine, and discovered a site called ZeReason.com. And to my delight, I found they sell good quality stickers at one hell of a discount (10 badges for $5.00 shipped)!
Well those stickers were ordered about a week ago and they just arrived today. Here’s what they looked like:
And here’s one on my laptop after I ripped off the XP sticker and replaced it with the new Ubuntu sticker: