Canonical’s Ticking Time Clock


Bug #1 – Microsoft has a majority market share.” – Ubuntu bug tracker. Much has changed since Canonical started on its quirky quest to “fix bug #1.” Seven years ago Microsoft was seen as stagnant, ripe for plucking. Longhorn was still MIA, and Microsoft users were busy patching XP against the latest threats. Apple? Apple was still recovering from its near-death experience. The iPhone and the first netbook (the Asus Eee PC) were still three years in the future. The iPad wouldn’t show up until 2010. If you had a computer, it was either a desktop or a laptop.

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