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Canonical, Ubuntu: We're More Than Mark Shuttleworth

May 27, 2010, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Amid heightened competition in the Linux market, Canonical — the promoter of Ubuntu Linux — is growing up and pushing beyond the massive shadow of founder Mark Shuttleworth (pictured). Here's the evidence and some perspective from The VAR Guy.

"First, a little background: The Linux market seems to have reached an inflection point. Novell and Mandriva both are seeking potential suitors and both companies could be acquired. Novell is set to announce quarterly results on May 27, Red Hat continues to show healthy growth while gearing up for the Red Hat Summit (June 22-25, Boston), and Google seems to be gaining critical mass with Android while Chrome OS is waiting in the wings.

"Meanwhile, Canonical is perhaps best known for two things: Ubuntu and founder/evangelist Mark Shuttleworth. But during 2010, Canonical has been expanding its management staff. Shuttleworth has shifted to the chairman position — opening the door for a new CEO (Jane Silber) and new Chief Operating Officer (Matt Asay)."

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