Ubuntu chief isn’t interested in ‘leet’ users, wants to bring Linux to the masses


The past few months in Ubuntu’s development have been highly transformative — it’s gone from a well-loved Linux distribution to a multi-platform OS with ambitions to challenge the likes of Apple and Google — but not everyone’s been happy about it. Canonical founder and CEO Mark Shuttleworth, the person with the greatest influence on the Ubuntu project, has taken to his personal blog to respond to some of the concerns arising from the changes, and while he addresses most of them with sensitivity and diplomacy, he leaves no doubt about his feelings for those who consider Linux an “elite” operating system that’s “supposed to be hard.”

“I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. Leet. ‘Linux is supposed to…

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