Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mark Shuttleworth is the founder of Thawte, the first certification authority to sell public SSL certificates. After selling Thawte to Verisign, Mark moved on to training as an astronaut in Russia and visiting space. Once he got back he founded Ubuntu, the leading GNU/Linux distribution. He agreed on releasing a quick interview to Free Software Magazine." One of the more interesting quotes: "With Ubuntu, it's still too early to say we've been successful. My personal goal is to make the distro sustainable - then there will be a team that pays its own way and can focus on producing the best free software desktop on the planet without my interference!"
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the finishing stroke!!
by kamper on Mon 20th Feb 2006 18:48 UTC
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2005-08-20

Ubuntu is in my opinion the distribution that will give Microsoft the finishing stroke.

I was taking it seriously until I read that from the interviewer :p. Fortunately, Shuttleworth seemed to have his head screwed on a little bit straighter.

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RE: the finishing stroke!!
by xDisruptor on Mon 20th Feb 2006 20:35 in reply to "the finishing stroke!!"
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2006-01-04

As an observative reader noted, Shuttleworth always had clear mission statements no matter what he did. I wouldn't take lightly what he says given that he has already created successful companies from scratch and has flown into space - all because of this man's resolve. Never underestimate a man that has shown such determination in his life. To be frank I got the feeling that he would have said that about MS (somewhere) by merely reading this guy's bio. I don't mean to give a wild flight of fancy but his bio is one very inspiring read.

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RE: the finishing stroke!!
by jaylaa on Tue 21st Feb 2006 02:29 in reply to "the finishing stroke!!"
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2006-01-17

Ubuntu is in my opinion the distribution that will give Microsoft the finishing stroke.

I was taking it seriously until I read that from the interviewer :p. Fortunately, Shuttleworth seemed to have his head screwed on a little bit straighter.


Have you seen Bug #1?

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/1

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RE[2]: the finishing stroke!!
by kamper on Tue 21st Feb 2006 03:24 in reply to "RE: the finishing stroke!!"
kamper Member since:
2005-08-20

Have you seen Bug #1?

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/1


Meh. I'm not a big fan of extremism.

Replace "Ubuntu" with "any one of a number of free *nixen"

and "1. A majority of the PC's for sale should include only free software" with "1. A majority of the PC's for sale should support a multitude of os options, free or not" and I'll take it seriously.

(Note that I'm not saying things like Ubuntu necessarily should include non-free software, just that we can't outlaw non-free software in general.)

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