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Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu phone a no-go

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

Shuttleworth sets sights on smartphones

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

Ubuntu Linux coming to phones, tablets

Ubuntu Linux, the free and open-source operating system, will power tablet computers, cellular phones, TVs and smart screens in cars and elsewhere, Mark Shuttleworth, the South African behind the software announced in a blog post on Monday. The software will support

Mark Shuttleworth on patents, tablets and the future of Ubuntu

TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod caught up with Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind Ubuntu Linux, on Thursday and asked him about the future of Linux, patent battles in the software industry, his views on Apple and his future plans

ZA Tech Show: Year-End Special

Talk Radio 702′s Aki Anastasiou is our special guest in our final podcast for 2009. In this episode — number 93 — Anastasiou joins Brett Haggard, Duncan McLeod and Simon Dingle to discuss Mark Shuttleworth, the Joojoo Internet tablet, Google’s Nexus One smartphone, and much more

Shuttleworth to step down as CEO of Ubuntu’s Canonical

SA’s Mark Shuttleworth has decided to step down as CEO of Canonical, the corporate sponsor of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Shuttleworth says in a post on his blog, published on Thursday, that chief operating officer Jane Silber will take over as CEO from March. Shuttleworth says he will continue to be actively involved with […]

IBM, Shuttleworth take aim at Microsoft in Africa

In a move that is clearly aimed at the heart of Microsoft, IBM has teamed up with Canonical, SA Internet billionaire Mark Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu Linux company, to deliver open-source-based software into sub-Saharan Africa on low-cost computers. IBM and Canonical have introduced a new software package for netbooks and other so-called “thin-client” devices to help businesses […]

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