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Postby Rudemeister on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:17 pm

A few years ago I took an interest in a distribution called Linspire. It was quite an ambitious undertaking that may have been before it's time. I think they gave up too early. But anyway, they had a website called cnr.com which stood for Click N Run. You could download and install all your apps directly from this website. You could also purchase commercial software from there. I believe you could link it directly to the repos too.

I love Linux Mint. It is the best execution of a distro I have used yet. I think it would be great to create an analogous website. Then you could bypass Software Manager. Mint could also sell some of the fine commercial applications for Linux there too. This would only boost the development of Mint Linux. Heck, Apple is making zillion at their Apple store and Microsoft is headed down the same road. Why not distribute much of this great FOSS using a similar means?

I vote for http://www.mintstore.com. I think the domain is for sale too. I hope they wouldn't want too much.

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Mint Store

Postby che on Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:24 am

Has there been any thought around setting up a 'mint store' for proprietary applications, this would make it easier for users to purchase proprietary software they need whilst providing a revenue source for the project. A list of packages that could be targeted:
* Fluendo Codec pack
* Fluendo DVD PLayer
* Vuescan
* Nero LinuxGuitar Pro
* Corel Aftershot Pro
* Houdini
* Autodesk Maya
* Softmaker office
* Datascene
* Moneydance
* Mathematica
* MATLAB
* SPSS
* Stata
* Parralells
* VMWare Workstation
* PDF Studio

Thoughts?
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Re: MintStore

Postby zerozero on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:10 am

[moved here, same subject, topics merged, it's interesting to see the interest in this subject]
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Re: MintStore

Postby doob9911 on Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:45 am

Please let's do this.
I already have Corel Aftershot pro2, and Pixeluvo.
I am considering pdf studio.
It's very hard to find commercial software for linux.
Mintstore will help users and developers.
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Re: MintStore

Postby all41 on Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:11 am

bypass Software Manager. Mint could also sell some of the fine commercial applications for Linux there too.

Commercialize Linux? Sell FOSS?
Why not distribute much of this great FOSS

I believe you could link it directly to the repos too.


This would imply that Mint devs have tested and endorse the compatibility of this enormous software list and
would also provide support.
(and which apps gets on the list--and why?)
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