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Has Ubuntu exceeded the Ben & Jerry's hippie threshold?

Oct 27, 2010, 07:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

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"Like Ben & Jerry's which started out with a pair of obscure, idealistic Hippies, Canonical is coming to the realization that it needs to compromise some of its core values in order to make its Ubuntu Linux desktop successful.

"Cherry Garcia. Chunky Monkey. Chubby Hubby. Peace, love, and Ice Cream.

"Funky flavors made by a company with a Hippie image. One which has been largely retained even to this day, 32 years after its founding and humble roots as a locally sourced, small-batch ice cream store in a quaint lakeside town in Northern Vermont.

"Like Haagen Dazs, Ben & Jerry's is now synonymous with superpremium ice cream in North America, with over 200 franchised stores and over $230M in annual revenue. But they didn't always used to be that way."

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