Monday, April 21, 2008

Ubuntu 'reaping Linux dividend

Ubuntu (Linux distribution)Image via WikipediaThe public perception of open source is changing fast, says Ubuntu leader Mark Shuttleworth, who leads distribution of the Ubuntu operating system (OS). He described the latest version of Ubuntu, dubbed Hardy Heron, as "perhaps our most significant ever".

A new version of Ubuntu, a version of the Linux OS, is released on Thursday.

Mr Shuttleworth said the success of the Asus Eee PC and the work of the One Laptop Per Child programme had driven awareness of open source.

"There has been a sea change in the way people think of Linux, which is very healthy," he said.

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