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Proprietary Software and Linux. Good, Bad or Somewhere In-between?

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"The introduction of the Ubuntu Software Center (originally named "Ubuntu Software Store") into the recent Karmic Koala 9.10 release is a move towards creating a central interface for managing applications.

"The original name was changed from "Store" to "Center" because it invoked images of selling software. Strange for a free Linux distribution.

"Now however, that might not have been too far from the truth. Indeed, the plans for the Software Center indicate that by the 10.10 release (that's the 10th month of 2010 for those who aren't aware of the versioning scheme) it will be possible to purchase software."

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