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    1. 1. Ubuntu, Canonical and the Release of Feisty. Pune, 28 th January 2007
    2. 2. Copyright Canonical © 2007
    3. 4. Mark Shuttleworth <ul><li>Founded Thawte consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Sold Thawte to Verisign for $ 575 Million </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmonaut on Soyuz </li></ul>
    4. 6. Ubuntu – What does it mean? <ul><ul><li>Ubuntu is an African (Bantu) word meaning: “humanity towards others&quot; and &quot;I am what I am because of who we all are&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu, the Linux distribution, consists of an operating system, applications and security updates and aims to bring the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world </li></ul>
    5. 7. Ubuntu overview <ul><li>Ubuntu supports servers, desktops and laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu supports the following Intel , AMD and SUN chip architectures - x-86, x86-64bit, UltraSPARC </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu is developed by a developer community consisting of Canonical employees, partner employees and volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu is backed by a commercial entity that partners, contracts and offers support and services to meet customer needs </li></ul>Ubuntu selects, tests and brings together the world's best free and open source software every six months and makes it freely available on common technology platforms
    6. 11. Ubuntu on the desktop <ul><li>Best out of the box experience available </li></ul><ul><li>World's best open source software </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10,000 applications available </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised editions including Edubuntu, an education focused variant </li></ul>
    7. 12. Ubuntu – What others are saying <ul><li>“ We just really like it [Ubuntu], we think it's really well-executed, and it's really user-friendly.... It's very secure. It's very well-written.”, </li></ul><ul><li>Chris di Bona, Google , (on why Google use Ubuntu) </li></ul><ul><li>“ U buntu is arguably one of the most important, if not t he most important GNU/Linux distribution out there. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Schwartz, CEO, Sun Microsystems </li></ul>'The most popular Linux flavour there is ' – eWeek 'Our clear favorite among Linux desktop distributions.' - The Register ' An enterprise edition for everyone' - Linux World Australia 100 Best Products of 2006 – PC World
    8. 13. December 2006: Growth
    9. 14. December 2006: Growth
    10. 15. December 2006: Growth (continued) Compared to Fedora and SuSE
    11. 16. December 2006: Growth (continued) Compared to Britney Spears
    12. 17. Canonical – Overview <ul><li>Canonical is a for profit company and is the lead sponsor of the Ubuntu distribution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employs 70+ staff in 18 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offices in Europe and North America </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global 24/7 support & professional services offered from Montreal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized engineering services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70+ % of revenue is server related </li></ul></ul>
    13. 18. Canonical core competencies <ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Package selection </li></ul><ul><li>Package management </li></ul><ul><li>Software development </li></ul><ul><li>Integration and testing </li></ul><ul><li>Production of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the Ubuntu community: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15,000+ translators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>200,000+ forum members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>13,000 local team members </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking of 1500+ packages </li></ul><ul><li>Active relationships with 100s upstream maintainers </li></ul><ul><li>Strong relationships with Gnome, KDE, Debian, Mozilla, LTSP </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Global 24/7 support services </li></ul><ul><li>Server and desktop support </li></ul><ul><li>Customised engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Professional services </li></ul>
    14. 19. Partnerships & certification <ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>System certification </li></ul><ul><li>Component validation </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Ubuntu globally with emphasis on BRIC markets </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial and open source software </li></ul><ul><li>Packaging and certification </li></ul><ul><li>Opera, Skype </li></ul><ul><li>DB2, Oracle Express,Websphere CE </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Global programme </li></ul><ul><li>Skills development </li></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul><ul><li>LPI validated exams </li></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Local support businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Value added resellers, consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Over 300+ companies have joined in 12 months </li></ul>
    15. 20. OEM Team. Where? <ul><li>China and Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Russia, Ukraine & Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>India and Thailand </li></ul>
    16. 21. How do we succeed in India?
    17. 23. Some highlights of Fiesty Fawn...
    18. 24. Feisty <ul><li>Network Manager applet to allow easy switching of Wireless networks and between Wireless and Wired. </li></ul>
    19. 25. Feisty <ul><li>Easy Ad-hoc network creation. </li></ul>
    20. 26. Feisty <ul><li>Service discovery on the local network with the Apple Bonjour/Rendezvous protocol. </li></ul>
    21. 27. Feisty <ul><li>Feisty will have a Composite aware Window Manager installed by default, using either Compiz or Beryl. </li></ul>
    22. 28. Feisty More... <ul><li>Much improved printer support and flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>KDE4 available as an alternative </li></ul><ul><li>More automated testing of packages and upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Improved bug reporting tools (including crashes) </li></ul>
    23. 29. Watch this space... <ul><li>Codec installation; playing a movie for which there is no installed codec will offer the ability to install it directly. </li></ul>