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Why Ubuntu, not Ubuntu Linux will be the future of next Gen OS’s

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Ubuntu Linke Android is based on a Linux Kernel, it has a Linux command line, it runs Linux applications however if Ubuntu is to become a serious third contender in the Operating space it needs to drop the word Linux.

And to be honest it pretty much has because while Ubuntu is a Linux distro, from a aMarketing stand point its about as Linux as OSX is BSD or that is how Canonical will need to come across if it is to move forward and be perceived as a proper Operating system and not just another Linux Distro.

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yup

this blog gets it right. Ubuntu is a user. It takes what it wants, gives back little and wants to represent like it's the "whole enchilada".

Essentially, It is presenting a Linux based system as a desktop appliance.

That's the appeal of the smartphone presentation of Android. it's choices are presented in such a way as to seem "simple".

buntu isn't the first distro to try this nor the only. They just happen to have millions of dollars behind them where other Linux based disros don't.

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