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Shuttleworth: Make Desktop Linux Better than Apple

Discussion in 'News' started by Echo419, July 23, 2008.

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    Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu Linux, called for desktop Linux to improve to the point that its presentation layer is more visually exciting than Apple's.

    During a talk at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) here, Shuttleworth issued a final challenge to open source developers before he left the stage.

    "The great task in front of us over the next two years is to lift the experience of the Linux desktop from something that is stable and robust and not so pretty, into something that is art," Shuttleworth said to applause from the audience in a night-time keynote on July 22. "Can we not only emulate, but can we blow right past Apple," he said.

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