Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 11th Jan 2010 08:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV I followed the hype: Reddit, Slashdot's front page, months of thumbs up on my blog and various video forums by Linux users for OpenShot. Given that I'm longing for a usable Linux video editor since 2003, and given that OpenShot version 1.0 had just been released, I naturally gave it a go, by also downloading its provided dependencies on my Ubuntu Linux 9.10.
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RE[6]: Commercial Video Editors
by boldingd on Mon 11th Jan 2010 20:26 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Commercial Video Editors"
boldingd
Member since:
2009-02-19

I'm sortof wondering what closed-source software they'd distribute. It's not like there's tons of runs-on-linux closed-source software out there, just waiting for a solid distribution channel.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I think the idea would be to provide a stable platform to attract proprietary developers. The iphone app store started small as well. It would also be good for open source developers since applications still get borked by the shared library system.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

It's primarily the customer-base that attracts commercial developers, not a particular platform. If lots of people where using Ubuntu and demanding closed-source proprietary applications, then the producers of those applications would find a way to deliver them. If there's not a large group of potential customers using Ubuntu and demanding proprietary applications, then how appealing the platform is wonn't really matter much, commercial applications still won't be developed for it.

Well, at least, that's my expectation.

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