Mark Shuttleworth: You Can’t Make Money Off the Linux Desktop

Seems that Mark Shuttleworth is stirring the pot again. According to this blog from Computer World Shuttleworth has declared that the idea you make money from the Linux Desktop is in error. The shrink wrapping of free programs and sending them is not the way to make money, but the way to get people on. You make your money, according to him, by the value added services you provide. Things like support and other resources. But the desktop itself not at all.

He’s also quoted as saying Microsoft has made the leap with their offerings in the Cloud Computing area.

I figured I’d share this with you all.