Can the Elementary OS AppCenter Prompt a New Era of Linux App Development?

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Elementary OS is a minimalist Linux-based operating system that’s going after Windows and macOS users who are ready for something different. Its app store, AppCenter, has recently undergone a big change of its own. In Elementary OS version 0.4.1, the first release since Loki, AppCenter no longer provides only free (as in cost) software. The developers have introduced a pay-what-you-want model for apps made specifically for Elementary OS. This isn’t only big news for the Elementary OS project — it’s groundbreaking for the entire Linux ecosystem. Making money in the free and open source world isn’t exactly straightforward. As a result,…

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