Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:37 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Donating to software projects - or, more accurately, open source projects. It's hardly new, it's hardly rare, and I'm sure most of us have donated at some point. That's probably why Canonical has opened Ubuntu up for donations - but with a twist.
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RE[6]: My Opinion is is Mine.
by ilovebeer on Fri 12th Oct 2012 17:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: My Opinion is is Mine."
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If a systems manufacturer/vendor could produce something like a mintBox, be it x86 or ARM based, complete with a (modest) screen and mouse + keyboard for an affordable price and push this in the market as the affordable, hassle free Everyman's PC, I think it could have a shot. But it would need to be marketed right and the vendor should have a long term plan.

You stopped describing linux as soon as you said "hassle free everyman's pc". That is not what linux is in most cases, especially for people new to linux. There's always a steady flow of users trying to fix something that broke either seemingly by itself or via "updating". I'm not saying anything new though. Why linux isn't successful as a desktop, and why it's not even close to being ready to be has been discussed to death many times over. The linux desktop continues to be in the same old rut and we continue to have the exact same conversation about it. And that will probably continue to be true for the foreseeable future. future.

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