Canonical Celebrates 20 Years


Learn about the history of the company behind Ubuntu Linux.

Twenty years ago, tech millionaire and space tourist Mark Shuttleworth launched Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, reports Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.

“From the get-go, Canonical's mission was audacious: To create an operating system that was as feature-rich, user-friendly, and accessible as its proprietary counterparts,” Vaughan-Nichols says. Ubuntu Linux, which was first released in October of 2004, “quickly became synonymous with ease of use, stability, and security, bridging the gap between the power of Linux and the usability demanded by end users.”

Read more at ZDNet.


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