Richard Bucker

Pay for Ubuntu Desktop?

Posted at — Oct 10, 2012

You’ve got to be kidding me!!! I’m not even certain this is a real thing or if it’s some hoax. But for the moment let’s just say it’s real. My first inclination is/was “where do I send my check?” But as I started to think about Canonical I started to reconsider. What is it that these guys actually do and where is there revenue stream currently? They hire loads of people and have several pay-for products… In fact the general public does most of the real heavy lifting anyway. Including the testing.However, there is one thing that I have to remind myself of. “Trusted Source”. With that recent Russian malware scare I can only imagine that the internet scale is going to slow and that sandboxing and trusted source are going to be required. For that matter I have already started to adjust to a Microsoft desktop at work and in my VMWare at home.And of course if it’s a hoax … then I wish a thousand papercuts on the perpetrator.PS: I’d rather be using OpenBSD!!!