A Software Populist Who Doesn’t Do Windows
Jan 12, 2009, 14:05 (6 Talkback[s])
"All the fuss at the meeting centered on something called Ubuntu
and a man named Mark Shuttleworth, the charismatic 35-year-old
billionaire from South Africa who functions as the spiritual and
financial leader of this coding clan.
"Created just over four years ago, Ubuntu (pronounced
oo-BOON-too) has emerged as the fastest-growing and most celebrated
version of the Linux operating system, which competes with Windows
primarily through its low, low price: $0.
"More than 10 million people are estimated to run Ubuntu today,
and they represent a threat to Microsoft's hegemony in developed
countries and perhaps even more so in those regions catching up to
the technology revolution."
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