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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Whatever....
by Casey99 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 00:31 UTC
Casey99
Member since:
2011-07-14

It doesn't really matter to me anymore. Ever since Unity I have not looked at Ubuntu again. Not because I didn't want to install XFCE or KDE. More because they have proven several times now that they have a corporate agenda. They don't listen, they don't care.

If Microsoft 2.0 goes under, I won't miss them.

Edited 2012-12-12 00:35 UTC

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RE: Whatever....
by mkools on Wed 12th Dec 2012 01:33 in reply to "Whatever...."
mkools Member since:
2005-10-11

And this all surprises you why? You think that Canonical is sending out free Ubuntu CD's just because they are so loyal?

You think it's a coincidence that Steam is going to run on Linux, Ubuntu only? And that Valve's Steambox is probably gonna run Ubuntu as well? (That's not confirmed yet but I'm almost sure it will) And now this?

This was all planned before Canonical even started Ubuntu because you have to go corporate, commercial to make something a success among the average consumer.

Linux on the desktop is only going to be widely used when there's commercial stuff attached to it. Android is a great example, without the Play store and Google behind it Android would have had zero market share right now.

So if you want Linux to be dominant on the desktop, this is the only way to do it (unfortunately).

And yes I would hate to have Microsoft 2.0 but I rather have two Microsofts than just one. At least we'll have some sort of competition then.

Welcome to Planet Earth buddy, where everyone has a hidden agenda and corporate profit is the only thing that's important in today's world.

Edited 2012-12-12 01:34 UTC

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RE[2]: Whatever....
by Casey99 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 01:59 in reply to "RE: Whatever...."
Casey99 Member since:
2011-07-14

Steam is not going to run exclusively on Ubuntu. There have already been Debian users accepted into beta testing and users have already begun running it on Arch. It will run on every major linux distribution, one way or another.

Canonical is never going to get off the ground financially. They clearly have no idea how to run a company.

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RE[2]: Whatever....
by windowshasyou on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:39 in reply to "RE: Whatever...."
windowshasyou Member since:
2011-05-14

"You think it's a coincidence that Steam is going to run on Linux, Ubuntu only?" I use LFS and Funtoo, yet I've been accepted into the Steam beta program. Not that I use it because I looked at the list of games on there and saw that nearly all of them already had a Linux client and I wasn't about to pay for the same games twice. Maybe when they port something like Final Fantasy 7/8 or command and conquer to Linux will I consider purchasing those games again.

Edited 2012-12-12 16:41 UTC

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RE: Whatever....
by Soulbender on Wed 12th Dec 2012 02:43 in reply to "Whatever...."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Please tell me more about how you're not liking something for personal reasons that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

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RE[2]: Whatever....
by Casey99 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 03:20 in reply to "RE: Whatever...."
Casey99 Member since:
2011-07-14

Nothing to do with the topic at hand? Did you even read what the topic is or do you just like to troll?

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RE: Whatever....
by DavidCollins on Wed 12th Dec 2012 11:22 in reply to "Whatever...."
DavidCollins Member since:
2010-03-22

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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