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Shuttleworth said to mull Canonical IPO

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

Ubuntu phones: will consumers bite?

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

Mark Shuttleworth makes his smartphone play

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

How Microsoft learnt to love open source

How Microsoft learnt to love open source

Microsoft’s part in a US$70m investment in CyanogenMod has raised many eyebrows: why is Microsoft investing in a popular version of the Android mobile phone operating system when it has its own competing Windows Phone

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 […]

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