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The friendly folks over at DistroWatch have provided some coverage of Mark Shuttleworth's recent visit during the Ubuntu Asia Business Tour. Mark Shuttleworth had a three day stop in Taipei, Taiwan, during which he spoke to Linux enthusiasts at the National Taiwan University in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering. During this visit, he also attended a Linux party, or rather an Ubuntu Install-Fest at a local coffee shop.