Shuttleworth calls to improve Linux better than Apple

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. “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 […]

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.

“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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