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Is it possible for you to add Ubuntu 13.04 to the Windows 8 Store, so that I can download it with just one click? Maybe you have to work together with Microsoft, because both Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 will become more popular if you do this. Otherwise, only developers will keep using Ubuntu. I hope this sounds logical to you and that Microsoft will give more freedom to Linux.

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Microsoft may not want to add a competitor's OS to their store... –  papukaija Jul 20 '13 at 15:30
I know for a fact that you do not need to be a developer to use Ubuntu. You can use it for any need you have as any other OS out there. For the Windows 8 Store idea, this should be asked in the Microsoft site and then let us know what they think about it. –  Luis Alvarado Jul 20 '13 at 15:42
Ubuntu 13.04 is not an app. To me it makes no sense to include a full operating system in an app store. –  gertvdijk Jul 20 '13 at 15:44
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Windows wouldn't add Ubuntu to their Windows 8 store for the simple reason that it would be advertising a FREE alternative operating system to Windows, therefore losing themselves potential customers. Microsoft doesn't hold control over Linux, therefore they can not give it MORE freedom than it already has because it's about as free as it gets.

Not just developers use Ubuntu, in fact, general users are hosting all variants of distributions of Linux on their personal computers purely for some simple reasons like open source, performance, appeal, etc.

I think it's best Windows and Ubuntu stay separate, considering the path Windows is heading down.

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I apologize for my impossible question. I've experienced that using a live USB environment is mandatory for changing Ubuntu partitions and Linux swaps and that it is therefore not logical to add Ubuntu to the Windows store, because it will cause confusion amongst newcomers. –  user1762056 Aug 15 '13 at 15:29
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