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[3]: Whatever....
by galvanash on Wed 12th Dec 2012 03:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Whatever...."
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Canonical is never going to get off the ground financially. They clearly have no idea how to run a company.

Maybe. But I'm pretty sure not trying to figure out ways to make money is an even worse strategy...

I don't personally use Ubuntu, so I don't care one way or the other. But what exactly would you have them do? Your comment intrigued me because you said "company", not "project" or "non-proft" or whatever.

If they are a company (you said so yourself), then their purpose is commercial - i.e. they exist to make money. They make a product mostly targeted at consumer desktops. They give it away, only asking for donations (which is at best going to be small change). Selling support is obviously right out - desktop users dont by support...

What's left?

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