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A recent official post (and I hope this time it really is official) on the Ubuntu Forums asks users to complete a survey with the applications they would like to see in the upcoming versions of Ubuntu:

We are trying to gather preferences for the apps that users would like to see in upcoming version of Ubuntu. While we all believe in the power of open source applications we are also very keen that users should get to choose the software they want to use. There are some great apps that aren't yet available to Ubuntu users and Canonical would like to know the priority that users would like to see them. This list is indicative not definitive and we would love to also read your suggestions in the free text box.

Among these applications one can find: Spotify, Pandora, Hulu, Skype, WoW, Picasa, Adobe Photoshop, Apple iTunes and more.

Yes, you've read it well, those are the applications which Canonical considers bringing to the open source Linux distribution called Ubuntu (we don't know yet what does 'bringing' mean - in the repositories? or through Wine? or Linux versions?).

What? Why? When? What the...? Many questions have arisen after reading about this, but there's yet no answer to any. At least not for now, so we'll have to wait for some more info on this from Canonical.

What do you think about this?

[via reddit]