Application Development is not the whole story.
Posted Feb 17, 2011 11:29 UTC (Thu) by grantingram
In reply to: Banshee Amazon Store disabled in Ubuntu 11.04 by Canonical (Network World)
Parent article: Banshee Amazon Store disabled in Ubuntu 11.04 by Canonical (Network World)
I've noticed something of a negative vibe towards Ubuntu/Canonical in the comments of LWN, one example is the criticism that they don't do any application development.
This may be true but misses the point. If Ubuntu actually did nothing then the user experience between Fedora and Ubuntu would be identical. It isn't. All the work that Ubuntu does on the user experience has real value and costs real money to do.
I'm not sure therefore why application development is more important (and more worthy of a revenue stream) than polishing the user experience.
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