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Shuttleworth On Google Go, Unity 8, Ubuntu Phone, Etc
For those that didn't watch the hour-long video stream (embedded at the end of this article), here's some of my notes from Mark's vUDS keynote on Wednesday:
- HTML5 apps and "the Ubuntu app story" was heavily praised by Mark, as would be expected. Ubuntu's convergence strategy was also heavily promoted.
- The Google Go language is great, Mark feels; Canonical is using Go a lot internally. "A fantastic new language," says Mark. Go will also be supported on Ubuntu for mobile devices.
- Mark calls Ubuntu's web-browser the best in the world.
- Mark encourages users with extra PCs to build their own Ubuntu-powered OpenStack cloud.
- "Our mission is to make everything easy." He's very excited about Ubuntu in the cloud and JuJu for now making everything easier for administrators.
- Mark admits there are improvements warranted for Ubuntu One and says their ideas are right but their execution wasn't necessarily the best.
- Mark is excited to run Unity 8 on his own hardware but admits many applications he likes will be "horribly broken."
- The Ubuntu Phone app that Mark spends the most time using on his phone is the Sudoku app. The BBC news web app and Google+ also are among his favorite apps.
- Mark responded to a question about Ubuntu as a rolling-release distribution... It's sort of becoming that way with shipping new Ubuntu Touch images as soon as they clear QA. "The beginning of a brave new world how we deliver software."
- Mark was disappointed the Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding phone didn't become a reality. He says there's now other phone vendors employing hardware concepts spearheaded by the Edge into their own devices.
- Mark says Ubuntu is still the best development environment for developers.