Ubuntu, the Debian based linux operating system is approaching its 21st release in just a couple of weeks (October 23rd) moving forward 10 years strong now!
Mark Shuttleworth invests in Ubuntu's parent company Canonical, which continues to lose money year after year. It's clear that profit isn't his main concern. There is still a clear plan for Ubuntu and Canonical. That plan appears to be very much 'cloud' and business based.
Shuttleworth is proud that the vast majority of cloud deployments are based-on Ubuntu. The recent launch of Canonical's 'Cloud in a box' deployable Ubuntu system is another indication where it sees things going.
Ubuntu Touch will soon appear on phones and tablets, which is really the glue for this cloud/mobile/desktop ecosystem. Ubuntu has evolved impressively over the last ten years and it will continue to develop in this new age.
Ubuntu provides a seamless ecosystem for devices deployed to businesses and users alike. Being able to run the identical software on multiple devices and in the cloud, all sharing the same data is very appealing.
Ubuntu will be at the heart of this with or without the survival of Canonical.
"I love technology, and I love economics and I love what’s going on in society. For me, Ubuntu brings those three things together in a unique way." - Mark Shuttleworth on the next 5 years of Ubuntu