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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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5/17/2017 | 5:53:31 PM
Re: Enterprise
Good points on how to get Ubuntu into the mainstream. With "an impressive list of enterprise customers, including Wal-Mart, Tesla and eBay, as well as several telecoms." it would seem that they have a good shot though of making all those possible business plans work out, some better than others but in the end successful is my guess.
mhhfive
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5/15/2017 | 4:30:52 PM
Re: Enterprise
> "Unbuntu could be a great platform. The problem is that it just doesn't work well for most non-technical users. Can they fix that?"

It's in the realm of possibility, but I'm doubtful simply because of the track record of all the various flavors of Linux that have tried and failed to become user-friendly mainstream OSes. Chrome OS is perhaps the most successful desktop OS based on Linux.. and even Google is thinking about killing it off soon, I think.
mhhfive
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5/15/2017 | 4:28:21 PM
Re: Enterprise
I think Canonical has a huge opportunity here. Windows 10 has a range of trust issues for some users, as well as usability issues -- so that users are sticking with Win7 (and even Win XP!) for far longer than they should. The problem is that Ubuntu doesn't have the kind of customer support and development to make it "just work" because it doesn't have a single hardware platform. Perhaps if Xiaomi made a "Macbook Air clone" that was specifically built to run Ubuntu -- it could give Windows & Apple some competition. The real problem is that there *still* isn't a truly viable alternative to MS Excel and some Adobe and Intuit products that can run completely seamlessly on Ubuntu? 

Maybe if Office 365 and other products could all run in the cloud.. then Ubuntu might have a real shot, just like Chrome OS has gained a foothold in the educational market.
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5/15/2017 | 1:33:44 PM
Enterprise
Enterprise is going to be where it's at for Canonical - just ask Red Hat. 

I truly think Unbuntu could be a great platform. The problem is that it just doesn't work well for most non-technical users. Can they fix that?


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