Are Linux Users Cheap? | LINUX Unplugged 4

Are Linux Users Cheap? | LINUX Unplugged 4

We crunch the Steam and Ubuntu Software Center numbers and we have to ask: Are Linux users cheap? Or is the answer more complex than that?

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3 Responses to “Are Linux Users Cheap? | LINUX Unplugged 4”

  1. Cynic Says:

    “Are Linux Users Cheap?”
    Why would the number of Linux users on Steam prompt that question?

  2. Cynic Says:

    Just listened to the podcast.
    Two things about software sales on Linux:

    -Proprietary software sales: there is barely any software avaiable for sale. From the top of my mind I’m going to list all non-dev, non-games apps on sale for linux: CrossOver,… and …

    -Ubuntu Software Center: I don’t trust it, I would never bind a software license that costs more than 5 dolars to that thing. I may use Ubuntu but I don’t want to be locked to unstable buggy app that only runs on Ubuntu. If I’m buying something like Sublime Text, it won’t be on USC.

  3. sam b Says:

    There just isn’t enough games on Steam.

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