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[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.

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 Mac OS and Linux have no virus?

January 6, 2011 -- Webmaster
Last modified on December 2014
Virus image

Many believe that Mac OS and Linux not having virus is a myth or it's because less people use it or whatever reason they make up. The bottom line is that these operating system are simply more secure than Windows. Since Windows dominates 90% of the market it seems like viruses are a normal thing to happen on a computer. The good news is that there is a way out of this.

A brief introduction to the early history of computer software

January 6, 2011 -- William
Last modified on December 2014

To better understand how the software industry works it's important to get a clear idea of the origins and the strategies of each operating system and how history unfolded to make things the way they are today.