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    Default Ubuntu Software Center To Be More Like Steam

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Software Center To Be More Like Steam

    Yesterday at UDS Budapest, Canonical and Ubuntu developers laid out their plans for the Ubuntu Software Center in the near future. Among their plans are to make this "software store" more like that of Valve's Steam client...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTQ0Mw

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    Right, then we need an account to download free software in the form of debian packages. It seems more and more that jobs is shuttleworks big hero.

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    I am most certain it will be optional to login to the community. I also doubt they will require usernameassword for apt-get'ting stuff. So far the only thing that reminds me of apple is the design of the user interface and the philosophy with keeping in simple and sleek for the users...

    LOL my smiley is licking ass

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    ackkk, some dumb internet trolls removed the notes..

    they need to secure that stuff better.

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    They're just missing the point. What the Software Center needs, and what Canonical specifically needs, is to open up for individual developers (or small software firms) to get inexpensive but paid apps to the users. That would bring some money to Canonical AND to the developers. A business model around an open source platform for individual developers doesn't exist today (most business models in FLOSS are only good for bigger companies). That might be it.

    Check BlueGriffon, for instance. They might sell their plugins on the paying area of the Software Center while having their main app available for download at the free area.

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    Performance improvements sounds nice, much needed. Installing apps through software center seems a lot slower than synaptic/gdebi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleve Sicofante View Post
    They're just missing the point. What the Software Center needs, and what Canonical specifically needs, is to open up for individual developers (or small software firms) to get inexpensive but paid apps to the users.
    Those people can already have their software added to the Software Centre's paid section, so what exactly is missing?

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