I was wondering. There is a guy who is a big visionary. Who is clearly an admirer of Jobs as an innovator. A guy who aped many ideas of Jobs and came up with his own. And he's just coming into the spotlight now. A guy called... Mark Shuttleworth? The guy almost single handedly turned a heard of fragmented, incompatible and inusable software into something beautifully designed, well working, coherent and somewhat innovative: Ubuntu. And sold it to the French government, Austrian schools, Dell, Asus and IBM. I'm not the biggest Ubuntu fan on Earth, but have a look at Ubuntu 11 with Unity. Its shell is not a copycat of any existing OS (there are more than a few nods to OS X, though), it works out of the box, and Dell and Acer ship it on $200 notebooks. If any of you were around in 2005, you know what a mess the Linux ecosystem was. And, here we go. He's solidified it at an incredible pace, he got all the latest features in (multi touch, heh!), and he's built a lot of momentum in 4 years, and now he's getting serious corporate backing. Again - Lion beats Ubuntu hands down for me, but the point is - the Ubuntu team are working very hard, they care about the user experience, and there's some clever marketing going on. I dare say - a hint of RDF, too. Could this be the next big thing? Could Shuttleworth be the next iconic leader in IT?