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Shuttleworth buys into ImpiLinux

Mark Shuttleworth has invested in ImpiLinux, who in the future will base their distribution on the Ubuntu Linux platform.
Updated with two more articles about the venture.
Here's where the story's from:

Impi will offer additional commercial functionality not available in Ubuntu, as well as localisation for the South African marketplace. Impi will initially be available in English, Xhosa and Afrikaans.

Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, says the financial backing of HBD and the global developer resources of of Ubuntu will “put Impi in a very strong position to offer a world class product for the South African desktop Linux market.”

Gary Fortuin, who previously worked for Microsoft and has been leading ImpiLinux for the past year, will continue as MD of the new venture.

The story is also covered here and here. The South African online press loves that guy!

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