Ubuntu users sound off on the state of cloud computing
Scott Laningham 100000GSNP Visits (2995)
Mark Baker is Server and Cloud Product Manager at Ubuntu, possibly the the world's favorite free operating system. Ubuntu is a Linux Debian distribution-based OS utilizing Unity as its default desktop environment. The name comes from a Southern African word, ubuntu, which means "humanity towards others" or "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity." No wonder it is free and open source and 20 million users (according to Ubuntu's web site) have chosen it over commercial alternatives.
The results of Ubuntu's annual Server and Cloud Survey were released last month and Mark talks about them in our audio interview below. It's all Ubuntu users, so it isn't considered an industry-wide view, but it is informative nonetheless, considering Ubuntu's popularity and the over 5000 users surveyed.
Some highlights from the survey:
Link to interview (if player is not work