We all know that all major operating systems have an ecosystem around them. I have noticed recently that Ubuntu has this same effect. When you think about it, Microsoft has Windows, and for mobile devices WM6. Apple has the Mac OSX, along with the miniaturized version of OSX in their iPhone.
Canonical has Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu, and soon Gobuntu and Ubuntu Mobile Edition. It is this size and different choices available that sets Ubuntu apart. While each have their own server, desktop, and mobile version, there is far more that is available through Ubuntu when it comes to what you want to do with your system. It is this kind of ecosystem that is necessary for programs to be written for it, as well as the system being noticed by the media.
Ubuntu has gained popularity over the three and a half years of its existence with about 10 million users. This is why I believe Ubuntu is the best contender for fixing bug #1, which is creating competition in the computer marketplace where most people are not aware there are other choices available. While most people know about Mac, they believe that it is overpriced, which it is. Ubuntu offers a free system, available to anyone who wants it at no cost. I can’t wait to see what the future holds Ubuntu. Now with a mobile edition on its way, this means that all of my devices will be running Ubuntu, which completes the ecosystem that I have mentioned earlier – you will be able to have both your computer and mobile device running Ubuntu.
Now only if there was a sync tool for the Ubuntu Mobile Edition….