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Ubuntu gets set to mark fifth birthday

Sep 28, 2009, 17:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"It will be another proud moment for Mark Shuttleworth, the South African entrepreneur who did what was once considered a crazy thing - adding to the ranks of GNU/Linux distributions in 2004.

"Shuttleworth has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams as far as usage goes but he still has a few mountains left to climb as he tries to remove the red ink from the Canonical books.

"But he is a patient man, has deep pockets and has shown the ability to negotiate skilfully.

"His recent major battle has been to try and persuade at least one other major distribution to synchronise releases and I have no doubt that he will finally succeed. After that the landscape will improve markedly."

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