Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 23:12 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Perhaps most likely to raise some eyebrows is that Ubuntu 13.04 will let users purchase music or apps directly from the desktop Dash, without having to open a browser or a separate client." That's going to go down well.
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RE: Whatever....
by mkools on Wed 12th Dec 2012 01:33 UTC in reply to "Whatever...."
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And this all surprises you why? You think that Canonical is sending out free Ubuntu CD's just because they are so loyal?

You think it's a coincidence that Steam is going to run on Linux, Ubuntu only? And that Valve's Steambox is probably gonna run Ubuntu as well? (That's not confirmed yet but I'm almost sure it will) And now this?

This was all planned before Canonical even started Ubuntu because you have to go corporate, commercial to make something a success among the average consumer.

Linux on the desktop is only going to be widely used when there's commercial stuff attached to it. Android is a great example, without the Play store and Google behind it Android would have had zero market share right now.

So if you want Linux to be dominant on the desktop, this is the only way to do it (unfortunately).

And yes I would hate to have Microsoft 2.0 but I rather have two Microsofts than just one. At least we'll have some sort of competition then.

Welcome to Planet Earth buddy, where everyone has a hidden agenda and corporate profit is the only thing that's important in today's world.

Edited 2012-12-12 01:34 UTC

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