Ubuntu’s Shuttleworth: Mobile, Android Replace Microsoft As Top Challenges

It’s official: Microsoft’s near-monopoly on personal computing is over. At least, so says Ubuntu founder (and space traveler) Mark Shuttleworth, who has declared Ubuntu’s infamous Bug #1 — titled “Microsoft has a majority market share” — closed. Actually, Shuttleworth’s ruling says much more about Canonical’s future focus on tablets, smartphones and the cloud than it does about Microsoft’s traditional dominance of the OS market. But it still offers huge insight into where Ubuntu is headed in the future, and the types of challenges on the horizon for Canonical.