Ubuntu Edge: Crowdfunding a Super-Smartphone

Canonical head Mark Shuttleworth crowdfunds a super-smartphone
Courtesy Ubuntu

Alexey Miller, the chief executive officer of Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom, seemed to be having a megalomaniacal moment. On July 16 he took to the company’s website and demanded a tablet computer that could mimic all of the functions of a PC. While Miller elicited some ribbing on Twitter because he offered to pay $3.7 million for such a device, that’s nothing compared with Mark Shuttleworth’s pitch.

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