Microsoft Was Distributing Ubuntu

Ubuntu made an appearance yesterday, on Microsoft’s Windows Marketplace website. And Microsoft had a lot of nice things to say:

Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops, and servers. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you’ll ever need, from word processing and e-mail applications, to Web server software and programming tools. Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.Version 7.04, named “Feisty Fawn,” adds the Ubuntu Studio, a multimedia editing and production suite, to the distribution.

The page has now been taken down, but a Google Cached page is still available. How did Ubuntu end up on Windows Marketplace? My guess is that an MS employee put it up as a joke.

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