Magazines and ebooks now available in the Ubuntu Software Centre

Posted: October 25, 2011 in Distros, Open Source News



Ubuntu‘s sponsor Canonical has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Pearson Technology Group and Linux New Media to provide ebooks and magazines to the Ubuntu Software Centre. Books  including “The Official Ubuntu Book” and “Ubuntu Unleashed: 2011 Edition”, have already been added to the Software Centre; popular magazines such as Ubuntu User and Linux Magazine should be available soon too.

In The Software Centreof Ubuntu commercial software was first added in April 2011 with the 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” release. “Through this innovative partnership we are adding eBooks and magazines to the wide range of applications currently available in the Ubuntu Software Center, creating a fantastic revenue opportunity for Ubuntu developers and content creators”, said Canonical VP Business Development Steve George.

Once purchased, users will be able to access their email or magazines as “highly visual PDFs” from any of their devices using the Ubuntu Single Sign On service. Further details about publishing content to the Ubuntu Software Centre can be found on the Ubuntu App Developer web site. With these innovations , Linux is getting better and better. I bet microsoft will copy it too like it copied software center idea ..



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