On one of the teams, Mark "Borat" Shuttleworth amusingly proffered,
"Ubuntu make wonderful things possible, for example, Linux appliance, with Ubuntu preinstalled, we call this -- the fridge!"
Nine years later, that tongue-in-cheek parody is no longer a joke. It's a "cold" hard reality!
GE Appliances, FirstBuild, and announced a collaboration around a smart refrigerator, available today for $749, running Snappy Ubuntu Core on a Raspberry Pi 2, with multiple USB ports and available in-fridge accessories. We had one in our booth at IoT World in San Francisco this week!
While the fridge prediction is indeed pretty amazing, the line that strikes me most is actually "Ubuntu make(s) wonderful things possible!"
With emphasis on "things". As in, "Internet of Things." The possibilities are absolutely endless in this brave new world of Snappy Ubuntu. And that is indeed wonderful.
So what are you making wonderful with Ubuntu?!?
In November of 2006, Canonical held an "all hands" event, which included a team building exercise. Several teams recorded "Ubuntu commercials". On one of the teams, Mark " Borat " Shuttleworth amusingly proffered, "Ubuntu make wonderful things possible, fo...
- Canonical Ltd.Product Manager, Ubuntu Core Developer, 2013 - present
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- IBMArchitect, Software Engineer, 2000 - 2008
Dustin is formerly, the Chief Technical Officer at Gazzang, offering data encryption and key management for cloud and big data applications using eCryptfs. Dustin is also an active Core Developer of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, maintainer of 20+ open source projects, and the creator of Byobu, DivItUp.com, and LinuxSearch.org. Besides writing and sharing his software, Dustin also makes and shares his own beer.
- Texas A&M UniversityComputer Engineering
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