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 DavidCollins on Wed 12th Dec 2012 11:22 UTC in reply to "Whatever...."
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If by "corporate agenda" you mean "an agenda to make a profit", then of course they have one.

For a long time, Canonical was just bankrolled by Mark Shuttleworth's own money, Ubuntu and the Linux ecosystem as a whole benefited from the money that was put into it, but it was never going to last forever.

Canonical has been a loss making company all these years and is trying to change that. If they succeed, we have a successful company that promotes Linux and gives funding to open source project. If they don't, we'll it'll keep going up until Shuttleworth decides to stop funding them.

Yes, in order to reach this probability they'll likely come up with other revenue generating methods that long time Linux advocates will find distasteful; but that's just the reality of the situation.

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