Of that list, The VAR Guy is most intrigued by Canonical. The reason: Ubuntu has strong mind share and reasonable market share in the PC desktop market. Many university students, corporate programmers and hackers (the good kind) use Ubuntu for their day-to-day computing needs. Plus, Ubuntu seems to be catching momentum in the server market — particularly when it comes to cloud computing.
Kyle MacDonald, VP of cloud at Canonical, told The VAR Guy that cloud computing is now Canonical’s fastest growing business. But Canonical Chairman Mark Shuttleworth told our resident blogger that the mobile and cloud waves are equally important to Canonical.