Mark Shuttleworth talks Valve, Nexus 7 and future goals at UDS-R keynote
Ubuntu Developer Summit is an exciting series of events (focused on establishing, discussing, planning to-be-followed directions for Ubuntu), Summit featuring (at its beginning) a keynote conducted by Mark Shuttleworth.
Along with Mark Shuttleworth's opinions about the Ubuntu community, congratulations oriented towards developers and users, etc, the mentioned keynote usually bears exciting announcements (especially related to what-when-where is to land in the upcoming Ubuntu release).
The keynote started with an interesting statement about Ubuntu 12.10, "Ubuntu 12.10 was the beginning of this extraordinary push that we are making to create an open platform that spans everything from the phone to the cloud and supercomputers", exposing to-be-followed bold goals of Ubuntu.
The at-the-moment and upcoming development efforts have a clear goal, "By 14.04 we will be in a position to ask [developers] to deliver a security update, one security update, to phones, laptops, tablets, TVs, PCs, servers, cloud servers and supercomputers".
Mark continues with a natural conclusion, "Nobody has ever achieved anything like that in the history of computers", further positioning Ubuntu on a real ground of innovation, creativity and development success.
It seems that Valve has triggered a solid amount of interest, not only on users' mind, but also as seen by Canonical, "I was really delighted to hear news that Valve is bringing Steam to Linux and specifically to Ubuntu", aspect fully embraced by the developers searching to resolve "this was the number 1 requested item for the last eight years".
Along with development plans and upcoming features, Ubuntu keeps growing on a commercial front, too: "This week, HP Pavilions started showing with Ubuntu preinstalled in China".
Different form-factors are to receive a massive amount of development attention, "This cycle we want to do something a little bit different, this cycle we want to make our first real push in the mobile world.
We've picked the Nexus 7 as a sample mobile device,..., this cycle we want to bring the Ubuntu desktop on the Nexus 7, we're not making a tablet edition of Ubuntu".
Ubuntu for Android demo, Juju, MAAS and more can be enjoyed via the bellow clip.
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