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[2]: All who bash Ubuntu...
by WereCatf on Wed 12th Dec 2012 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE: All who bash Ubuntu..."
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Even if some computer users, to stupid to know better, go ooh and aah over an advertisement capable of launching programs, it doesn't mean that people, who know better than to infect computers with shady adware, shouldn't try and protect the less smart from themselves.


Watch now, you're entering quite a slippery slope. I know quite a few dictators using the same line of logics..

Don't try to counter with "convenience". Promoting brainrot by allowing people to stop thinking is not innovation, it is insanity.


Let's remove cars, they exist only for convenience and promote bad health. Let's remove bikes, too, for the same reason. Let's remove calculators, they also exist for convenience and promote brainrot.

I wonder...

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RE[3]: All who bash Ubuntu...
by r_a_trip on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:02 in reply to "RE[2]: All who bash Ubuntu..."
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

You forget that this is not Canonical helping users. This is Canonical trying to make "consumerism" a daily part of the operating system, in the hope to get their fingers into the wallets of impulsive folks.

They could opt to do some real business, but wedging themselves as an unnecessary middle man between people and real online shops is easier.

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RE[4]: All who bash Ubuntu...
by WereCatf on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:54 in reply to "RE[3]: All who bash Ubuntu..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

You forget that this is not Canonical helping users. This is Canonical trying to make "consumerism" a daily part of the operating system, in the hope to get their fingers into the wallets of impulsive folks.


And yet you would be crying the same thing if the data went straight to Amazon or something and didn't touch Canonical at all -- you're against the basic premise of integrating a fast, easy shopping experience to the desktop at all.

They could opt to do some real business, but wedging themselves as an unnecessary middle man between people and real online shops is easier.


Go ahead and provide some insight into this "real business," you apparently are plenty capable in these kinds of matters and know how to run a multinational, multimillion dollar company. Do keep in mind that Ubuntu is aimed at Joe Blow and he won't be buying support contracts and that already ruins the Red Hat - style business.

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RE[3]: All who bash Ubuntu...
by zima on Sun 16th Dec 2012 14:06 in reply to "RE[2]: All who bash Ubuntu..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Let's remove cars, they exist only for convenience and promote bad health. Let's remove bikes, too, for the same reason.

Bikes, bad health? ;p

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