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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by MOS6510 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 10:24 UTC
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Ubuntu Linux isn't something that appeals to most typical Linux users, but I don't think that's their target audience. They have success with people that are more average computer user than Linux geek.

Linux, on the desktop, has never gone anywhere. It's been all about fragmentation, thousands of distributions, features for geeks, etc...

Ubuntu is more "corporate" than others, but at least that's moving them in a direction. If someone is going to put Linux on Joe Average's desktop at home it's Ubuntu. The Amazon thing is something Joe Average will probably appreciate.

If you don't like Ubuntu there are plenty of other options.

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