Freedom, Community & Sustainability

[VIDEO] Mark Shuttleworth talks about Free Software, Open Source, Debian and Canonical

January 24, 2012 -- William
Last modified on July 2018
Mark Shuttleworth

In this interview by Gabriella Coleman at the Debian annual conference of 2006, Mark Shuttleworth, project leader of Ubuntu and founder of Canonical Ltd., talks about Free Software, Open Source, Canonical Debian and proprietary software.

Is Ubuntu GNU/Linux ready for the masses?

August 29, 2011 -- William
Last modified on October 2017
Confuddled by Kevin Lawver

Considering user interface friendliness, graphical beauty and technical maturity, I have no doubt, Ubuntu is ready. I have seen many people using Ubuntu and love it. Speaking about non-technical users, the most notable thing they usually have in common is a person that told them about Ubuntu and helped to get it running. They were initiated by someone that is in some way close to them and this person took the first steps of informing, installing and offering some kind of support at the very beginning. I have also heard many stories of people who decided to dive in by themselves and had troubles.

To Be Innovative Or Not To Be Innovative? Dell Computers And The Ubuntu Desktop

July 22, 2011 -- William
Last modified on October 2014
Dell computer image under CC license

I first got interested in Dell computers when I saw on the Ubuntu website that Dell sells computers tailored for Ubuntu with the operating system pre-installed from factory. For me, personally, it was a reason to believe that I would finally have a computer that has a hardware entirely compatible with my software, beautifully integrating the features of my software with the capacity of my hardware. Surprisingly, is seems that sometimes innovative companies decide not to innovate any more...

Why chosing Ubuntu is (still) a good idea?

May 6, 2011 -- Webmaster
Last modified on June 2017

Ubuntu was made with one priority: being user-friendly. It's not by chance that their slogan is "Linux for human beings". The most important factor of Ubuntu's success is the ease of installation and configuration. No technical knowledge is required to have it up and running. The choices of standard applications are good and they are well integrated into the operating system as a whole.