Tell Ubuntu Which Third-Party Apps You Want Available

It's bound to roil open source advocates, but some Ubuntu leaders are asking the community which third-party, proprietary applications should be available for easy installation. You can weigh in on Photoshop, iTunes, Evernote and more in an online survey.

As noted in the Ubuntu Forums post announcing the survey, the question isn't about which apps are included by default in the operating system, but which apps should be worked on to be easily installed from Ubuntu's official software sources. There are, to be sure, third-party, not-entirely-open apps available in the optional repositories you can enable from Ubuntu's settings, but by asking whether apps like iTunes, Photoshop and Spotify should be made easy to emulate and install on your Ubuntu system, the developer community is showing a real focus on expanding Linux use beyond the seasoned geek crowd.

Hit the link to drop your thoughts on which apps should be easily installed in Ubuntu, and tell us here what kind of apps should be available in the open source OS.

(Ubuntu) Consumer Apps Preferences [SurveyMonkey via The Linux Tutorial]


    I don't want Ubuntu to be able to emulate the Adobe Creative Suite or iTunes. I want both to be made available natively. I want to be able to buy them from the Ubuntu Store.
    I want Canonical to create a version of Ubuntu that is an attractive platform for companies like Apple and Adobe to release their software for. I don't care whether the software is 100% free and open source because I'm happy to pay for the quality and support that comes with Adobe CS.

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