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Shuttleworth finds earthly riches with Ubuntu

He’s best known for being the world’s first “Afronaut”, but since returning to Earth from his 2002 trip on Russia’s Soyuz TM-34 rocket ship, Cape Town native Mark Shuttleworth set about with the conquest of a much more lucrative

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Shuttleworth said to mull Canonical IPO

Mark Shuttleworth is giving serious thought about a possible initial public offering or listing of Canonical, the company behind his Ubuntu Linux operating system for PCs and smartphones. This is

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Ubuntu phones: will consumers bite?

A new arrival into an extremely competitive market, the first Ubuntu-powered phone has finally gone on sale in Europe — two years after a failed attempt to generate crowdfunding nevertheless raised US$12m. A sleek, polished rectangle, it appears much like other

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Mark Shuttleworth makes his smartphone play

The first commercially available smartphone running Ubuntu, the open-source operating system developed by Canonical – the company founded by South African technology billionaire Mark Shuttleworth – is about to go on sale. Sadly, the phone won’t immediately

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Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu phone a no-go

A month ago, South African billionaire Mark Shuttleworth launched an ambitious project, through his company Canonical, to raise US$32m in a month in order to build a smartphone, the Ubuntu Edge, that would act as both a mobile phone and a portable desktop computer powered by the Ubuntu

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Inside Shuttleworth’s big smartphone bet

South African billionaire, Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth, revealed on Monday that his company, Canonical, wants to raise US$32m by means of crowdfunding to build a mobile phone called the Ubuntu Edge that will have the computing clout to serve as a desktop replacement. But if

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Shuttleworth sets sights on smartphones

Mark Shuttleworth, the South African billionaire who sold his young, Cape Town-based start-up Thawte Consulting to VeriSign for US$575m and who then went on to spearhead the creation of the open-source Ubuntu Linux operating system, has now set his sights on shaking up the global smartphone business. Shuttleworth

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Linux on the desktop: what went wrong?

Linux, the free operating system that brought professional-grade computing to the lowly PC, has come a long way since doing something as simple as switching off meant performing secret handshakes or offering arcane prayers to the computer gods such as computername ~ # shutdown -h now. Today, practically all Linux distributions

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