Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 24th Jul 2008 04:32 UTC, submitted by snydeq
Linux Mark Shuttleworth today urged development of Linux models to rival what Apple has done on the desktop and mobile devices. Certainly on the desktop experience, we need to shoot beyond the Mac, but I think it's equally relevant [in] the mobile space, Shuttleworth said, outlining the challenge as figuring out how to deliver a 'crisp and clean' experience, without sacrificing the community process. Key to this will be services-based mechanisms for creating revenue for free software that go beyond advertising, Shuttleworth said, adding that cadence in free software releases spurs innovation, and that a regular release schedule, as well as meaningful ties to Windows, will be essential to fulfilling the vision.
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RE: Comment by Macrat
by Quag7 on Thu 24th Jul 2008 06:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by Macrat"
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Not sure why someone would mod you down - I can see disagreeing with you but it's not like your post was a troll or abusive.

I'm curious how true that is. I'd be curious to know how many Linux users:

(1) use the command line for most of their file management

(2) use the command line for most of their package management

(3) use the command line to execute programs

(4) use a lot of custom scripts

vs.

How many people use Ubuntu basically like Windows most of the time. A friend of mine just installed Ubuntu and years ago I got used to doing things at the command line so I can't even answer some of his questions without fiddling around with my mouse to see how certain things work.

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