Mark Shuttleworth: ‘We Didn’t Want Ubuntu To End up Like Windows 8’

Mark Shuttleworth has spoken about the design and thought process behind the creation of Unity, and how it’s impacted on Ubuntu multi-device strategy.

Speaking at OSCON prior to the unveiling of Ubuntu’s new integrated web apps feature, Shuttleworth ackowledged that there had been ‘controversy’ over Canonical’s decision to pursue a “multi-device” strategy, with the switch to Unity in particular proving ‘deeply unpopular’ at first.

Mark Shuttleworth UDS Interview [Video]

The Ubuntu Developers YouTube channel has uploaded a new video interview with Mark Shuttleworth, recorded earlier this week at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, currently taking place in Hungary.

In the twenty-minute long interview he talks about his strategy on reaching 200 million Ubuntu users by 2015 and what users can expect in Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04, as well as touching upon the job of managing a project home to so many differing views and preferences.

Video after the break.

Mark Shuttleworth talks Windicators, changes for Unity in Oneiric, and whole lot more…

For one hour in the week following the release of the latest Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth, the ‘founder’ of Ubuntu, holds a question and answer session as part of ‘Ubuntu Open Week’.

Below follows highlights from that session. Read on to find out what changes are coming to Unity next release, what happened to the much-heralded ‘Windicators’ and whether Mark prefers the iPhone or Android…