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[4]: All who bash Ubuntu...
by WereCatf on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:54 UTC 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[5]: All who bash Ubuntu...
by r_a_trip on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:36 in reply to "RE[4]: All who bash Ubuntu..."
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

It'simple. Canonical doesn't have a hardware story. Doesn't have a compelling services story. So far they have a fairly decent distro with disappointing revenue.

This won't change until they start putting out dedicated Ubuntu hardware. Not the Dell dabling, not the Nexus 7 hack. Get their own hardware in retail. Build a genuine shopping experience, not toying with affiliate chump change.

Take a real page from Apple. Truly deliver something complete and coherent and have it be a Canonical product beginning to end. Stop amateurishly toying with other peoples hardware (Windows PC's and Google tablets). Bring your own machines to market.

Take the Ubuntu One services up to snuff and don't make it be partly based on other peoples stores (7 digital). Make Ubuntu Music have it's own licensed music.

Go into publishing with compelling "Ubuntu" books. Target seniors, teens, soccer moms and who ever else needs to read stuff to make the most of the Ubuntu eco system.

Make Ubuntu truly that hinted at one stop computing system. Stop telling us about all the possible exiting things and make sure stores have really exiting Ubuntu stuff on the shelves. The stuff where we can put real cold hard cash into and feel good about spending it!

Does that answer your question?

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