Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, has been very busy in the last couple of weeks promoting Ubuntu, but not the desktop version. It turns out that Ubuntu is a hit in the cloud ecosystem as well and that it dominates the OpenStack race.
Building a desktop version of Ubuntu is all well and fine, but the major revenue for Canonical doesn’t really stem from that department. Canonical is working a lot more on the server side of Ubuntu and they have all the interest to do so. Their distro is becoming the leading operating system in the OpenStack ecosystem and it’s increasingly clear that their formula for Ubuntu is a successful one.