Ubuntu Demon\’s blog

July 30, 2006

The entrepreneur who wants to give it all away

Filed under: Uncategorized — ubuntudemon @ 10:08 am

So you’ve made half a billion dollars and you have paid for a trip to space. What on earth do you do next? Some might consider politics, others would sit back and enjoy a life of leisure. But for technology entrepreneur and cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth the next battle was to take on the might of Microsoft on its core territory – the desktop.

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An interesting detail of the story :

Exact numbers are hard to come by, but estimates put the number of computers running Ubuntu at up to6m and doubling everyeight months.

So if this growth speed is accurate and would remain constant then there will be 1 billion (1000 million) computers running Ubuntu in less than 5 years🙂.

the forum thread

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