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    Phoronix: Canonical Promoting Ubuntu Software Center To Game Devs

    With the Unity 4.0 game engine gaining native Linux support, Canonical is sponsoring a session at this week's Unite game development conference to promote their Ubuntu Software Center to game developers of this Mono-powered proprietary game engine...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2NTc

  • #2
    The zombie farm village craze is about to invade Ubuntu!

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    • #3
      I love what Canonical is doing, and Ubuntu. And that's why I am using Ubuntu myself.

      Having said that, Steam is going to kill USC when it comes to Gaming.

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      • #4
        Browser toolbars

        So now when I install something, I will have find icons added everywhere - the panel, the dock, the menu, in applets. Bundling with browser toolbars, browser search provider, and software that change my browser homepage.

        Then when I do a typo when I type an address in the browser I get redirected to some shady search engine.

        When I browse stuff, I get advertisements and popups everywhere?

        Suddenly all my Empathy/Pidgin and Evolution/Thunderbird contacts starts getting mail about viagra, university diplomas and green cards?

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        • #5
          Canonical is rather promoting Python programming, even their software center is written in a scripted language.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            So now when I install something, I will have find icons added everywhere - the panel, the dock, the menu, in applets. Bundling with browser toolbars, browser search provider, and software that change my browser homepage.

            Then when I do a typo when I type an address in the browser I get redirected to some shady search engine.

            When I browse stuff, I get advertisements and popups everywhere?

            Suddenly all my Empathy/Pidgin and Evolution/Thunderbird contacts starts getting mail about viagra, university diplomas and green cards?

            What the F-Bomb are you talking about?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mark45 View Post
              Canonical is rather promoting Python programming, even their software center is written in a scripted language.
              Yeah, but they need to make Ubuntu Software Center faster.

              real 0m7.397s
              user 0m5.432s
              sys 0m0.464s

              It's like 5-8 seconds to start it.

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              • #8
                I don't like Steam so much, but it's better than the Ubuntu Software Center for Linux.
                BTW: It might be a bit OT but why the Ubuntu Software Center requires that commercial Software goes to /opt?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Thaodan View Post
                  I don't like Steam so much, but it's better than the Ubuntu Software Center for Linux.
                  BTW: It might be a bit OT but why the Ubuntu Software Center requires that commercial Software goes to /opt?
                  I don't know but it sounds like a good idea so they don't tamper with any system files.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                    Yeah, but they need to make Ubuntu Software Center faster.

                    real 0m7.397s
                    user 0m5.432s
                    sys 0m0.464s

                    It's like 5-8 seconds to start it.
                    Which is what I'm saying, we need quick starting apps, not the easiest development model possible for script kiddies.

                    They should rather go for Vala and D, like Red Hat.

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                    • #11
                      No, no, no

                      No, no, no, I can't take any more of this.

                      Unity is SLOW, is HORRIBLE and it's the reason why I haven't been able to recommend Ubuntu to ANYONE since 11.04. If anything, canonical should be getting RID of it instead of embracing it like this.....

                      Hahaha. Sorry, I just couldn't resist...

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                      • #12
                        Synaptic

                        Luckily there is the Synaptic Package Manager.
                        Its great, has 100x the functionality of the Ubuntu Software Store, and it doesn't try to get you to buy anything by displaying ads for proprietary commercial software.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Thaodan View Post
                          I don't like Steam so much, but it's better than the Ubuntu Software Center for Linux.
                          BTW: It might be a bit OT but why the Ubuntu Software Center requires that commercial Software goes to /opt?
                          Any binary-only software goes to /opt as per FHS.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                            Luckily there is the Synaptic Package Manager.
                            Its great, has 100x the functionality of the Ubuntu Software Store, and it doesn't try to get you to buy anything by displaying ads for proprietary commercial software.
                            Comparing Synaptic with software center is like comparing buy lists with carry bags.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                              Luckily there is the Synaptic Package Manager.
                              Its great, has 100x the functionality of the Ubuntu Software Store, and it doesn't try to get you to buy anything by displaying ads for proprietary commercial software.
                              Sometimes I like ads, as long as they are informative, attractive, and non-intrusive. The Ubuntu software center meets those requirements for me.
                              Last edited by dh04000; 08-22-2012, 04:30 PM.

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