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Mark Shuttleworth’s keynote at the Orlando UDS Developer Summit

Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 12:45 am

Mark Shuttleworth’s keynote at the Orlando UDS Developer Summit on October 31, 2011.

The Ubuntu Developer Summit is the seminal Ubuntu event to define the focus and plans for our up-coming version of Ubuntu. The event pulls together Canonical engineers, community members, partners, ISVs, into an environment focused on discussion and planning.

The Ubuntu Developer Summit has four primary focal points:

Together we bring our own ideas and creative solutions to common problems to help
make Ubuntu better across the platform.

The bulk of UDS are discussion sessions we explore problems and develop solutions
together, pooling our experience and expertise.

Solutions are documented, specifications are written, and work items are assigned
across all those participation in solutions.

UDS brings together a diverse range of participants and provides the perfect
environment for collaboration and best practice.

Linux’s 20 Year Anniversary

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

Linux is celebrating it’s 20 year anniversary this year 1991 to 2011. According to Linux’s founder Linus Torvalds it’s true birthday is between August 25th 1991 when the first newsgroup post was made public and October 5th 1991 when version 0.02 was made public.

To commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Linux Operating System, the nonprofit Linux Foundation has produced a video about the influence the open source operating system has had on the world. This is a fun but informative video about Linux’s legacy.

Close your Windows: Open Ubuntu

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Why do most people use Windows as our computer operating system? Windows is used by 88% of computer users as their operating system , MacIntosh is 6%, iOs 3%, Java ME 1%, Android 1%, and Linux is 1% according the latest figures from Link Windows definitely has an operating system monopoly with no competitor even close. Unfortunately most software manufacturers simply give few non-linux interoperability and support options.

I believe Ubuntu is a good alternative choice and is much cheaper. Ubuntu is a very popular Linux distribution. Linux is very much winning on servers and phones, even over former market leader Apple with their iPhone.

Mark Shuttleworth recently said at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest, Hungary on May 5, 2011 “Bring free software to widest possible audience”. He also wants 200 million new users in 4 years.

To start using Ubuntu please download, and receive Ubuntu support and assistance you are on your way from moving away from Windows. I’m a member of Berkeley LUG and we give out many copies Ubuntu or Ubuntu distros as we can to meeting attendees on a volunteer basis.

1) You will never pay money for an upgrade of Windows or Mac OSX. Not only is it “much cheaper” but by percentage technically it is infinitely cheaper!

2) Users will probably never get another computer virus

3) You won’t have to buy Spy ware

4) No need to deal with licensing fees for computer software. But M$ Office is a major revenue cow for their company. Open Office now Libre Office is a real threat.

5) Anyone can legally share free software with co-workers and friends that are big bonuses.

6) Older computers and equipment work well with Ubuntu

7) Fewer hardware upgrades, but Moore’s Law marches on and everyone can benefit from faster hardware.

8) You don’t need automatic updates. As initially configured during installation automatic updates are turned on in Ubuntu.

9) Easy to have quick upgrades with Linux — Some say too quick.

10) Ubuntu will have fewer computer bugs

11) Open standards mean there is compatibility across open platforms

12) Linux will never go out of business because it’s not owned by one company

Why I Use Linux Ubuntu

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm

This article is geared for the unconverted and was published on my blog dark energi.


I have been enjoying and using Linux for many years. Currently I am a member of Berkeley Linux Users Group (BLUG) Linux is a free computer operating system similar to Windows and Mac although technically only the kernel is called Linux. Currently Ubuntu is the most popular distribution system for Linux. Ubuntu means “Humanity Towards Others”. The new version available is Ubuntu 11.04 out April 2011.

Linux originated when Linus Torvalds was a student at University of Helsinki he developed Linux in 1991. It was released for free and started a great increase in software development. Linus currently works for the Linux Foundation in Oregon.

Why Linux?

It’s all free and you save money. All Linux software is open source. Upgrades come every six months. Linux is part of the open source software movement.

No computer viruses and you don’t have to buy anti-virus software.

Any software glitches you can usually solve through the Linux community.

Don’t have to buy new computers every few years and old computers work perfectly on Linux.

Linux has a nice support system. One type group is called Ubuntu Local Community Teams (LoCo) – a regional group of Ubuntu users to advocate, build, and improve Ubuntu. Ubuntu California is another group to advocate and promote Ubuntu. Linux Users Groups (LUG) are worldwide and they meet regularly to assist and support. You can also receive support through the Ubuntu community.

Linux Users are Enlightened: 1) Linux computer users are more interested in improving, assisting, and building the existing Linux community than monetary gain. 2) Computer Professionals, novices, young, old, women, and all races & cultures are treated the same.

You can operate Linux with Windows and Mac or completely replace your operating system. All you need to insert a CD-R or USB stick. If you use Windows you can operate Ubuntu with the Windows installer (Wubi).

Be a little different & give it a try!

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