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The founder of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth, recently crossed off one of the biggest goals of his operating system’s development: removing Microsoft’s dominance in the PC market. Although it wasn’t Ubuntu...
06-02-2013, 04:59 AM #1
Ubuntu Founder Says Android and iOS Helped Reverse Microsoft's Dominance
The founder of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth, recently crossed off one of the biggest goals of his operating system’s development: removing Microsoft’s dominance in the PC market. Although it wasn’t Ubuntu that made the difference, Shuttleworth doesn’t seem to care which operating system ended up changing the market. According to him it was actually Android and iOS that solved the problem which he previously listed as “Bug #1” in Ubuntu’s development logs back in 2004.
Shuttleworth’s bug report was finally marked complete as of this past week with a note saying the following:
I think it's important for us to recognize that the shift has taken place. So from Ubuntu's perspective, this bug is now closed.
Despite that, Shuttleworth notes that companies such as Microsoft have also become more accepting of other developers’ software. He wrote that Microsoft Azure in particular is a “pleasure to work with” on Linux and that today “circumstances have changed markedly from how they were in 2004.
It’s pretty interesting and probably quite surprising that Microsoft’s dominance is being shifted partially because of Apple’s iOS platform. Those of you who are interested in reading Shuttleworth’s thoughts on this shift in the software industry and the future of Ubuntu can read it by hitting the source link below.
Source: Ubuntu via The Verge
Last edited by Akshay Masand; 06-02-2013 at 11:01 AM.
06-02-2013, 08:07 AM #2
"It's pretty interested"
Interested > Interesting
06-02-2013, 09:34 AM #3
06-02-2013, 10:04 AM #4
Wow, this coincides with a recent article I read about Chevrolet and Chrysler removing Ford's dominance in the automobile market 100 years ago. (Sarcasm)
In other words DUH. Competition has a way of doing things like this.
06-02-2013, 07:26 PM #5
06-02-2013, 09:59 PM #6
I think you can opt for Ubuntu as your os when buying a dell now.mod/edit links removed.
06-03-2013, 09:19 AM #7
Ubuntu is pretty cool. I started with version 3.something and loved it! Of course, now that I barely use my computer for anything but gaming, I only use windows 8, and OSX on the MacBook that I use for homework...