As you know, we took a few months immersed in a vitiated atmosphere following some Canonical decisions, right or wrong in the opinion, of which we will not stop talking if they are news, but prove to be of indigestion. What we have today is that you can choose what you eat, but what you publish.
However, as we denounce what should be reported, no one should confuse criticism with the attack: we support Ubuntu here , and we would like nothing more to see how to get your goals … scrupulously and in keeping with the philosophy of free software, though. As far as possible, at least.
Anyway, with this environment and beyond ‘oxygenating’ Mark Shuttleworth-apology apologies, but still erre que erre, we have passed from him by this time, I think it is also good to remember that Ubuntu has brought many good things with it. Without going any further popularize and facilitate access to the general public Linux (Mandriva tried, but he won the hand Ubuntu), among others.
So, on to a small list of positive and curious facts about Ubuntu will surely know, or you’re just new in these parts, maybe not, but they come right to change air.
Did you know …?
Did you know …?
- Mark Shuttleworth, a South African, he created his first company finishing college. Four years later he sold it to the security firm VeriSign for $ 575 million. Then invested in venture capital to …
- In 2002 Mark Shuttleworth was the second “tourist” space. As part of Soyuz TM-34 spent ten days in space, eight of which in the International Space Station conducting various experiments. The trip cost $ 20 million.
- distribution Ubuntu is the most derived, up to 132 according to Distrowatch, and virtually all use, in addition to the base, the repositories.
- Canonical / Ubuntu directly employs about 600 people worldwide.
- Mark Shuttleworth founded Canonical in 2004 and four months later came the first version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 4.10 codenamed Warty Warthog (warty warthog, the warthog is a typical boar africa). The adjective green comes at launch.
- Since that first release, all versions of Ubuntu have a code name consisting of an adjective and the name of an animal and following alphabetical order. For its part, the version number indicates the month and year.
- been a long time since that first release, but it was not until this year that Mark Shuttleworth closed the first bug of Ubuntu. Guess what it was?
- Ubuntu typeface is the eighth most popular Google Fonts.
- Ubuntu is the second most popular Linux distribution for servers, only behind Debian. Since 2008 Wikipedia servers work with Ubuntu.
- Ubuntu was used extensively for the reelection campaign of Barack Obama, mainly in the Amazon cloud, which is the most popular choice.
Of course you can extend the list of curiosities in the comments.