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01.07.11

Now It’s Official: Banshee Included in Ubuntu by Default

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Mono, Novell, Patents, Ubuntu at 12:47 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Mono trap from Novell entrenched deep inside a ubiquitously-used distribution of GNU/Linux

OMG!UBUNTU! not only promoted Banshee but it also jumped the gun when it claimed that the program had been added to the next Ubuntu. Well, only now is it official:

he day we’ve all be waiting for has finally arrived. After much hard work by the Banshee Project and Ubuntu, Banshee has finally been made the default music player in Natty.

As I am informed currently the switch will hit the next daily image build.

Canonical is putting a Microsoft/Novell Trojan inside everyone’s default install. Since lawsuits can ensue, all we can say is, how utterly irresponsible. Banshee-Ubuntu posts go a long way back, e.g.:

This subject was discussed with Jono Bacon (Ubuntu community manager) last night.

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