The head of the Ubuntu project, Mark Shuttleworth to Thursday, May 30, reported the correction of “bug number 1” in the operating system Ubuntu.
Essence of the bug (error) is to ensure that Windows has a major share in the market. In the description of the bug said that Ubuntu and other projects need to fix this error.
Writing about the bug was entered in the Ubuntu bug tracker at number one on August 20, 2004 by Mark Shuttleworth himself.
In comments to the bug from May 30, 2013 Shuttleworth wrote that he considered the error corrected nine years ago. He pointed out that the PC market has changed in that time: there were smartphones, tablets, and other devices and has developed “healthy competition” with the release of Android and iOS.
To confirm his words Shuttleworth referred to statistics released by the venture capital fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in December 2012. According to them, the combined share of Android and iOS in the market is 45%, while the share of Windows – 35%.
Shuttleworth said that Android, which is based on Linux, can be “the best choice”, but admitted that the OS is “without a doubt, a platform open source” and gives “both practical and economic advantages to users and industry” .
Ubuntu is an operating system on Linux kernel. It is available in October 2004 and is one of the most popular distributions of Linux. In addition to the version of the OS for the PC, developed by Ubuntu for televisions and mobile phones.
According to the service NetMarketShare, the market “classic” PC is still leading Windows. Microsoft’s operating system has a share of more than 90%, while the share of systems on the Linux kernel is 1.2%.