Mark Shuttleworth Promises One OS to Rule the Mobile Market

As the world's second space tourist, Shuttleworth grins inside a Soyuz capsule after landing in Kazakhstan in 2002 Photograph by Mikhail Grachyev/AFP via Getty Images

Mark Shuttleworth, billionaire entrepreneur and one-time space tourist, has spent the last six weeks on the road. He’s been zooming about on his private jet, trying to sell hardware makers, telecommunications companies, and developers on the idea that there’s room for yet another mobile operating system. Shuttleworth wants to see Ubuntu, the popular version of Linux that he developed, running on smartphones, tablets, and any other kind of device people think up.

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