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Popularity Has a Price
by Lorin on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 12:20 UTC
Lorin
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2010-04-06

Now what means is that popularity is bought and paid for with the marketing and media hype, Canonical is just the "open" version of Apple.

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RE: Popularity Has a Price
by sicofante on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 01:11 in reply to "Popularity Has a Price"
sicofante Member since:
2009-07-08

"Canonical is just the "open" version of Apple."

Which is a great thing. The only reason I don't use OS X anymore is because I'm forced into their walled garden approach, which is making heavy inroads from iOS lately. Also because I like to choose the hardware I run my OS on and I find that Apple's hardware is sup-par for the price most of the time (I'll take Lenovo anytime in that price range).

If Ubuntu can become as polished and user oriented as OS X, while still being open, I think we can congratulate ourselves. I'd say it's on its way.

Edited 2012-10-23 01:26 UTC

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RE: Popularity Has a Price
by Soulbender on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 02:08 in reply to "Popularity Has a Price"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Now what means is that popularity is bought and paid for with the marketing and media hype


Wow.....really? Please tell me more, Cap'n Obvious.
If you expect the best product to stand on it's own and get popular without marketing you're going to have a bad time.

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