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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Comment by jerkofalltrades
by jerkofalltrades on Wed 12th Dec 2012 00:53 UTC
jerkofalltrades
Member since:
2012-12-11

To the average user/consumer this may seem like a convenience or cool feature, but I myself don't know anybody who uses Ubuntu for anything other than an easy Linux development box.

I could care less myself but it is tiring to see more marketing and advertising rammed down users throats especially in a "Open Source" environment. They are free to modify their creation in anyway they want there are other DE's to install on Ubuntu, if you have decided you want to use this distribution.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

To the average user/consumer this may seem like a convenience or cool feature, but I myself don't know anybody who uses Ubuntu for anything other than an easy Linux development box.


Ubuntu 10.04 was used in several businesses here in our City. One is a bookstore, other one is a chain of convenience store, and a musical store. I think there are others that I believe will make up 10 to 15% share of the overall businesses in the city. So therefore, Linux desktop in general is a good choice for businesses if they choose it as their business tool. However large swap of developers are using Visual Studio and MS SQL for their business software titles and worst recommending the MS SQL express for businesses or a crack version. These developers do not know how to use PostgreSQL or MySQL.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

10.04 was the last Ubuntu I enjoyed using; I still keep a disc handy and I'm tempted to try it out on this new workstation.

It seems like everything before it was fast but too unstable, and everything after was slow and buggy.

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RE: Comment by jerkofalltrades
by tidux on Wed 12th Dec 2012 09:16 in reply to "Comment by jerkofalltrades"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

The Obama campaign used Ubuntu for the PCs in their office - and they were able to use a single PC running Ubuntu and six thin clients velcroed to the backs of monitors rather than seven full PCs running Linux or Windows, in my office alone. They themed it up to look like Win7, but had it locked down tighter than a nun's asshole, so they were essentially idiot-proof internet terminals to access the campaign's private web apps.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Not to get all political, but this demonstrates one of the reasons I was happy that Obama won the second term: He is probably the first president who actually understands and respects technology. He's no saint to the digital world, that's for sure, but perhaps he'll be the first in a line of presidents who actually understand why the laws need to change to keep up with technological advances.

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