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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RE[3]: Whatever....
by lucas_maximus on Wed 12th Dec 2012 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Whatever...."
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

You do realise that developers do like getting paid.

Like it or not pretty much all progress in Linux has been paid (either directly or indirectly) by corporations such as Redhat, Oracle, Intel and even Microsoft more recently.

If you don't like corporations I suggest you write your own operating system.

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RE[4]: Whatever....
by Casey99 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 15:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Whatever...."
Casey99 Member since:
2011-07-14

I am well aware developers like to get paid, and they should. That doesn't mean Canonical should act the way it does.

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RE[5]: Whatever....
by lucas_maximus on Wed 12th Dec 2012 17:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Whatever...."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

What exactly do you think they should do then? Also what is wrong with them allowing in OS purchases of media precisely?

Ubuntu isn't used for Enterprise (neither server or desktop Suse, Oracle and Redhat have that wrapped up) and you can't really charge money for Desktop Linux for the masses because most people just use another free Distro (many have failed before, Linspire I recall was a Debian based distro).

Affiliate schemes (Amazon and probably Steam) and App stores is the only way they can realistically pull in a profit.

Ubuntu doesn't even mention it is a Linux distro on the the home page.

Edited 2012-12-12 17:42 UTC

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