Ubuntu founder stops by Round Rock


My favorite cosmonaut-coder Mark Shuttleworth stopped by our offices this morning for a visit.  Mark is the founder of both the Linux distribution Ubuntu and its commercial sponsor Canonical.   Mark and I sat down in the lobby and caught up.  Here is a short interview we recorded.

Some of the topics Mark tackles:

  • Where Canonical is currently working with Dell
  • Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (to build your “own little EC2″)  and how its doing
  • Passing the CEO mantle to Jane Silber in March
  • The 10.4 Ubuntu release Lucid Lynx and what to expect: a strong cloud focus on the enterprise side and a lot of shiny new bling on the desktop as well as making the desktop “social” (e.g. Tweet straight from your desktop)
  • What Ubuntu is doing in the Netbook space
  • What excites Mark the most in technology today and why cloud is like HTTP in the early 90’s

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6 Responses to Ubuntu founder stops by Round Rock

  1. Gedece says:

    I sure hope that the social aspects are not included active by default, because that kind of integration can seriously harm a desktop.

    Perhaps it’s time to begin thinking about a new distro after all. Anyway, I’m into Kubuntu, not Ubuntu, perhaps I’ll be spared.

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