Mark Shuttleworth, father of the Ubuntu operating system, announced yesterday, May 9th, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest that Canonical's goal is to have 200 million Ubuntu users by 2015.
Ubuntu Developer Summit for Oneiric Ocelot, the upcoming version of the popular Ubuntu operating system is taking place these days in Budapest, Hungary. Mark Shuttleworth delivered yesterday morning his usual keynote where he set the goal for 200 million Ubuntu users in 4 years.
"Our goal is 200 million users of Ubuntu in 4 years. We’re not playing a game for developers hearts and minds – we’re playing a game for the worlds hearts and minds. And to achieve that we’re going to have to play by a new set of rules."
Ubuntu 11.10, dubbed Oneiric Ocelot is scheduled for release on October 13th, 2011 and the Ubuntu development team will focus their efforts on improving Unity. Both the 2D and the OpenGL versions of Unity will be available in Ubuntu 11.10.
"I think we’ve set a new bar for disciplined design in free software. For actually going through a vigorous design process, testing work against users actual experience of that, testing our assumptions, iterating based on that testing, and ultimately shooting for the stars." - said Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical Founder.
According to Prakash Advani, Partner Manager - Central Asia at Canonical, Ubuntu has around 12 million Ubuntu users globally. However, Canonical has not yet released any data about how many Ubuntu users are there right now.
In other UDS-O news, Mozilla Firefox will remain the default web browser for the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 operating system. Also, Mozilla Thunderbird might be the default email client.
Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) will be the 15th release of the Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu 11.10 will have three Alpha releases, one Beta release and a Release Candidate.
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, every other package you can imagine available from the network, and professional technical support from Canonical Ltd and hundreds of other companies around the world.
I like and I use Ubuntu (10.04 and 11.04), but I hate Unity, it's to big (I use only one gnome panel to the left of the screen set to width = 24pixels), ugly and you don't get faster to open an app from that menu than from a normal gnome menu, I say it's faster to click 4-5 times than click to open menu search write the app name. (It's only my opinion)
Comment #3 by: ubuntufan on 10 May 2011, 09:46 UTC
ubuntu has not worked on all my systems yet. Plus I want something for more then 18 months or three years. My 98se is still running on older hardware smoothly where linux sputters [ all tho PC Linux works on my 754 clawhammer.]. linux/OS classes on line would help a lot of amatures and retuns like me. and not fluff but a real course. the equal of a college course/ a training course , with links to follow up courses on the programs . Gotta break the win thought process.
I have been using 10.10 for about a year, as I lost faith in Win*/&s crashes freeze ups and malware. I have tried Unity based 11.04 and whilst looking pretty and modern its is awkward to use, Ive switched back to Meerkat. I welcome the Thunderbird and Firerox default, but the future 11.10 may well want to consider if Unity is the correct application to achieve their target.
Do not like 11.04, i have used Ubuntu as my main O/S since 8.04, when i totally dumped windows virus gatherer, my most used Progs such as DeVeDe plus others were dumped / or were no longer supported in the upgrade, i put up with unity for about 2 hours before that was changed via the desktop login, lots of other stuff that just did not work, wine just did not know what an .EXE was!!!!!
i soon downgraded back to 10.10 a much better O/S that still supports all of the programs that i am used to and prefer to use
if it aint broke dont fix it