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Ubuntu: Bridging the technology gap

In their second interview with Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, ITPro discuss issues of interoperability and the learning curve associated with switching to Linux
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“It came from a request that we put a kiosk into a local science center,” says Shuttleworth. “The guys at my Foundation created the kiosk and nicknamed it the Freedom Toaster, and then the project just took off. I can't take any credit but I'm thrilled at how quickly that meme has spread. We publish all the instructions for making your own toaster, and also the contact details of the company that has made them for the Foundation. Apparently, quite a few people have placed orders for their own toasters, so I hope they will start popping up all over the show. They are a great draw in university locations and at conferences.”

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