Ubuntu 13.04 To Allow Purchases From the Dash

The developer will be advancing the commercial content search feature in the Dash and enable users to purchase music and software right from the dash, without the need to open an application.

"We expect to enable instant payments, powered by Ubuntu One, for both applications from the Software Center and music from the Music Store – to deliver the fastest possible purchasing experience directly from the Dash," wrote Cristian Parrino on the Canonical blog.

According to the post, 13.04 will also bring more scopes by default, and extend the Suggestions scope to include more retailers beyond the Ubuntu One Music Store and Amazon.com. "We are also testing a few additional user controls like filters for local and global searching - more to come on this front as we learn from those sessions," Parrino wrote. "In the meantime, users can already focus a search to local files only with a simple super-f keystroke."

Ubuntu 13.04 is scheduled for an April 25, 2013 release.

 

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  • house70
    carlo vincenteUbuntu is going down

    ...that's because Ubuntu is the only linux distro familiar enough to be used by some retailers as an alternative to Windows?
    Or maybe because it's the most popular distro? Oh, wait, can it be because it wants to open up to money-making markets with this move, henceforth increasing it's appeal to various builders/developers alike?
    No, really, please do tell how you came up with your conclusion.
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  • misterawsome
    BlessedmanWell house I assume that his statement is based on appeal vs need. It would be like Toyota announcing they will be adding a 720 hp racing engine to their Camry line of cars. It does not fit it's need or it's place. How many Ubuntu boxes revolve around it's use for entertainment? It's an odd feature that probably won't have many inroads to mainstream. I think that he is completely wrong in his assessment though. This isn't going to be the feature that makes it a worldwide success (more so than it already is) but it's also not the feature that ruins Ubuntu. It's just an odd thing to focus on is all... Instead canonical should focus on a way of reinvent gaming on the PC.

    i would buy a camry with a 720hp engine especially if it costs the same :P
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  • Anonymous
    Ubuntu is going down
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  • house70
    carlo vincenteUbuntu is going down

    ...that's because Ubuntu is the only linux distro familiar enough to be used by some retailers as an alternative to Windows?
    Or maybe because it's the most popular distro? Oh, wait, can it be because it wants to open up to money-making markets with this move, henceforth increasing it's appeal to various builders/developers alike?
    No, really, please do tell how you came up with your conclusion.
    10
  • hunshiki
    Downhill, baby!
    -11