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Книга: Ubuntu (Linux Distribution) People: Mark Shuttleworth, Jeff Waugh, Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Scott James Remnant, Matt Zimmerman

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Вес: 0.440 кг.
Год издания: 2010
Страниц: 34
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Mark Shuttleworth, Jeff Waugh, Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Scott James Remnant, Matt Zimmerman, Jane Silber, Ben Collins. Excerpt: Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African entrepreneur who was the second self-funded space tourist. Shuttleworth founded Canonical Ltd. and as of 2010, provides leadership for the Ubuntu operating system. He has a net worth of ?150 million ($225 million). He currently lives in London and holds dual citizenship of South Africa and the United Kingdom. Shuttleworth was born in Welkom, Free State, South Africa as a son of a surgeon and a nursery teacher. After attending school at Rondebosch Boys' High School and Diocesan College, Shuttleworth obtained a Business Science degree in Finance and Information Systems at the University of Cape Town. He lived in Smuts Hall, where he was involved in the installation of the first residential Internet connections at the university. Shuttleworth founded Thawte in 1995, which specialised in digital certificates and Internet security and then sold it to VeriSign in December 1999, earning R 3.5 billion (about US$ 575 million at the time). In September 2000, Shuttleworth formed HBD Venture Capital, a business incubator and venture capital provider. In March 2004 he formed Canonical Ltd., for the promotion and commercial support of free software projects. In December 2009, Shuttleworth stepped down as the C.E.O. of Canonical, Ltd. In the 1990s, Shuttleworth participated as one of the developers of the Debian operating system. In 2001 he formed the Shuttleworth Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to social innovation which also funds educational, free, and open source software projects in South Africa, such as the Freedom Toaster. In 2004 h... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=604962

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