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sim-value
May 13th, 2009, 05:03 PM
YES you may hate me for it ...

My idea was that once there will be a Payment system implemented in apt /Add and Remove so users can pay for software directly with paypal or charge there account at the "paylinux" website by Canonical and then just check "Adobe Premiere" in add and Remove Checkout and install from Repos ](*,)](*,)](*,)](*,)](*,)](*,)

I always knew i had some fantasy but i didnt knew it was that bad ...


/me

SuperSonic4
May 13th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Kinda like the Apple store?

It's a good idea for items that require payment but not really practical in linux since most of the software is free as in beer. From what I've seen the few bits of software you must pay for (eg: crossover) are in self-installing scripts and their website has clear instructions rendering the idea null

monsterstack
May 13th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Can you imagine?


$> sudo apt-get install adobe-photoshop-cs4
[sudo] password for bob: ******
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Please enter your credit card number: *****************

[shudder] For such a thing to happen, proprietary software developers would have to be in cahoots with Linux vendors. Like that's ever gonna happen. *cough*except novell*cough*

Eisenwinter
May 13th, 2009, 06:42 PM
If you think it's such a horrible idea, why did you post it?

original_jamingrit
May 13th, 2009, 06:43 PM
Maybe something they could do for Mac.

But pay-for systems, in general, discriminate against free content. It's possible to serve free content in a system where you would otherwise pay for it, but it's just easier to slap a big blanket fee on any developer wanting to make free content available on it.

It could only really work if the non-free content was the exception, rather than the rule, but in those cases the non-free devs/producers would probably get undercut to some degree.

What you're thinking of is like Steam, which is fine for games, but not appropriate for apps and tools that you may need to rely on.

NewDisciple
May 13th, 2009, 08:54 PM
You are right. I hate You. Cheers!

piousp
May 13th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Can you imagine?


$> sudo apt-get install adobe-photoshop-cs4
[sudo] password for bob: ******
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Please enter your credit card number: *****************

[shudder] For such a thing to happen, proprietary software developers would have to be in cahoots with Linux vendors. Like that's ever gonna happen. *cough*except novell*cough*

:lolflag::lolflag::lolflag:

73ckn797
May 13th, 2009, 09:01 PM
It could end up looking something like this if government tries to control everything:

sudo apt-get install adobe-photoshop-cs4
[sudo] password for bob: ******
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Please enter your citizens debit card number: ***-***-***-666_666_666

kevin11951
May 13th, 2009, 09:08 PM
or it would use canonical's openid, so you would just give it your login info, and it will make the transaction all on its own (after asking you if you are sure you want to buy the item first)

BuffaloX
May 13th, 2009, 09:33 PM
I actually think it would be pretty cool.
Especially if we got more good games.

gnomeuser
May 13th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Wow that idea was so bad it made me sterile just by reading it.

This should carry a big fat warning.

Delever
May 13th, 2009, 09:54 PM
sudo apt-get install adobe-photoshop-cs4
[sudo] password for bob: ******
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Payment over your ISP transferred successfully.
Resuming download...

hanzomon4
May 13th, 2009, 10:02 PM
This is a great idea it would be like the app-store minus the bull****

aysiu
May 13th, 2009, 10:09 PM
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