PORTLAND, Ore. -- Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux and one-time cosmonaut, delivered a rousing keynote oration to the OSCON conference here, detailing the ingredients needed for success in open source and on the Linux desktop in particular.InternetNews Realtime IT News - Ubuntu Founder: Linux Should Focus on Looks
According to Shuttleworth, the key is to make the Linux desktop surpass Apple's desktop in terms of beauty. "The great task in front of us over the next two years is to lift the experience of the Linux desktop from something that is stable and robust and not so pretty into something that is art," Shuttleworth said. "Can we blow right past Apple in the user experience that we deliver to our end users?"
Linux is going up against Apple really not Windows.