Shuttleworth vs. Microsoft

So what do you do after you take a trip to space? How about take on the world’s largest software company? That’s the gist of a Reuters article about Mark Shuttleworth, the second tourist to visit the ISS, back in 2002. Shuttleworth is now backing a Linux distribution called Ubuntu that he hopes can win out over Microsoft, particularly in developing regions like Africa. (It’s not clear what prompted this particular article, since Shuttleworth has been involved with Ubuntu for some time.) What is most interesting about the article is that leads off by noting Shuttleworth’s 2002 flight, but after the second paragraph doesn’t mention it again.

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