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CNet: Canonical seeks profit from Ubuntu

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Canonical is the 65-employee start-up behind a popular version of Linux called "Ubuntu". The company is betting that it can win a place in the market using a strategy that dominant Linux seller Red Hat has dropped.
Hrm, linux heading down the path of non-free os?


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Hrm, linux heading down the path of non-free os?


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Not likely. It charges for support. That's how Redhat works...you know about Redhat right?

Anyways, there will always be people to support the Open Source/free Linus OSes....they'll always be making free Linux OSes for all of our grubby little hands to get a hold of.
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Not likely. It charges for support. That's how Redhat works...you know about Redhat right?

Anyways, there will always be people to support the Open Source/free Linus OSes....they'll always be making free Linux OSes for all of our grubby little hands to get a hold of.
I agree

I doubt all Linux distros will suddenly charge.. and even if they did some Linux/programming guru will just make a new free one

That's what's so great about Linux
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Ubuntu in itself will always be free, and there will always be people willing to help out with technical issues. It makes no difference if some company comes along and thinks they can make a profit out of something free, that happens all the time, and nothing happens.
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Charge or no charge, ubuntu isn't a server OS, like redhat. Thats who would probably need the support, not desktop users. Redhat has already been heavily established along with Debian as the best Server OS's around, I would choose either of those over ubuntu. It would be very unwise for the people at ubuntu to do this.
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As they say in the article Ubuntu will not go head to head against Red Hat. And I assure you there are more smaller businesses out there that could benefit from the ease of use and the lesser charges for support than there are major corporations that are using red hat right now. What im wondering now is is the desktop version going to go to crap as they shift resources and man power into support and programming for the server sectors?
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