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Will Apple's vision upset Unity cart?

Apr 27, 2012, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

After hearing Cook's remarks, I was immediately struck by what such a anti-convergence stance might mean for the one Linux company that's pretty much pedal to the metal about platform convergence: Canonical.

One of the big selling points about the Unity interface that Ubuntu sports is the capability of the interface to look good on the desktop and just about any other platform on which it runs. Such a goal is not easy to achieve, and Cook's statements this week would seem to cast serious doubts on whether Canonical can even pull this off.

But I believe that Unity can pull off the kind of convergence that Cook scoffs at.

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