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Does Ubuntu Need More “Apps”?

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http://www.thevarguy.com – These days, it often feels like an operating system is only as cool as its “apps” — which are separate from applications, mind you. And so it’s not surprising to see Canonical pushing hard to deliver more apps to Ubuntu users, an effort highlighted most recently by the upcoming AppsSprint. Yet is Canonical, promoter of the Ubuntu Linux distribution,  catering to real demand among users, or simply following hype? Here are some thoughts. As Canonical developer Daniel Holbach explains in a recent blog post, the Ubuntu community draws strict distinctions in technical terms (IT news)