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Mar 06, 2012, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Shuttleworth)

"For the first time with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, real desktop user experience innovation is available on a full production-ready enterprise-certified free software platform, free of charge, well before it shows up in Windows or MacOS....

It?s not ?job done? by any means, but it?s a milestone. Achieving that milestone has tested the courage and commitment of the Ubuntu community ? we had to move from being followers and integrators, to being designers and shapers of the platform, together with upstreams who are excited to be part of that shift and passionate about bringing goodness to a wide audience. It?s right for us to design experiences and help upstreams get those experiences to be amazing, because we are closest to the user; we are the last mile, the last to touch the code, and the first to get the bug report or feedback from most users.

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