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Mobile devices driving Ubuntu – Shuttleworth

June 3rd, 2008 | 4 Comments » Tags: , ,

Touch-oriented applications and faster boot times are among the features developers are working on for the next version of Ubuntu, says chief Mark Shuttleworth.

Synchronise Linux releases, says Ubuntu head

May 17th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags: ,

Canonical head and Ubuntu founder, Mark Shuttleworth, says that he would be prepared to adjust the release dates of Ubuntu if it meant they would match those of other major Linux distributions. Shuttleworth says that a common release cycle would have the benefit of making it easier for engineers to collaborate.

Hardy "our most significant release" – Shuttleworth

April 22nd, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags: , ,

With the release of Hardy Heron, the latest version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system just four days away, Canonical chief, Mark Shuttleworth, has told the BBC that Hardy is the “most significant release” to date. In part this is because it is only the second long term release version of the OS which [...]

OOXML vote was fair – Microsoft

April 8th, 2008 | 4 Comments » Tags: , , ,

Software giant Microsoft has said in an interview that allegations that it had improperly influenced the vote on OOXML as an ISO standard were unfounded and arose mostly from individuals and companies unhappy with the vote’s result. “People who didn’t like the outcome are attacking the outcome,” said Tom Robertson, Microsoft’s general manager for interoperability [...]

Shuttleworth Foundation puts money into telecoms

February 29th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Improving access to telecommunications in South Africa is as much a policy challenge and it is a technical challenge. This is according to The Shuttleworth Foundation’s Steve Song who was speaking at the launch of the foundation’s four new focus areas yesterday, one of which is telecommunications.

Shuttleworth urged to rethink Ubuntu names

January 18th, 2008 | 31 Comments » Tags: , ,

Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Or, more importantly, would as many people stop to smell a rose by a different name? In an open letter to Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth, published yesterday, the suggestion was made to rebrand all the forms of Ubuntu as different editions of the distribution.

Ubuntu chief among top ten to watch in 2008

January 4th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Mark Shuttleworth, founder and head of Canonical, the company backing Ubuntu Linux, has been named among the top ten people to watch in 2008 by online publication TechWeb. The publication lists South African Shuttleworth in both its Ten People to Watch in 2008 as well as its 15 Innovators & Influencers Who Will Make A [...]