Mark Shuttleworth: Thanks to the Ubuntu community


For the first time with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, real desktop user experience innovation is available on a full production-ready enterprise-certified free software platform, free of charge, well before it shows up in Windows or MacOS. It’s not ‘job done’ by any means, but it’s a milestone. Achieving that milestone has tested the courage and commitment of the Ubuntu community – we had to move from being followers and integrators, to being designers and shapers of the platform, together with upstreams who are excited to be part of that shift and passionate about bringing goodness to a wide audience. It’s right for us to design experiences and help upstreams get those experiences to be amazing, because we are closest to the user; we are the last mile, the last to touch the code, and the first to get the bug report or feedback from most users.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS adalah rilis pertama Ubuntu yang berani saya gunakan sejak versi aplha. Hampir tiap hari update-an untuk Ubuntu 12.04 LTS dikeluarkan, hampir tiap hari pula laporan crash dikirim ke Launchpad, dan mengikuti perkembangannya dari rilis alpha sampai dengan rilis beta membuat saya semakin betah dengan Unity.

Engineers are human beings too!

The hard core Linux engineers can use… anything, really. Linus is probably equally comfortable with Linux-from-scratch as with Ubuntu. But his daughter Daniela needs something that works for human beings of all shapes, sizes, colours and interests. She’s in our audience. I hope she’d love Ubuntu if she tries it. She could certainly install it for herself while Dad isn’t watching Linus and other kernel hackers are our audience too, of course, but they can help himself if things get stuck.

Again, thanks to the Ubuntu community, 500 amazing people at Canonical, the contributors to all of the free software that makes it possible, and our users.

Yup, I hope Daniela will give Ubuntu 12.04 a test-run.

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