I was just curious. I am new to the FOSS but I really love all of it so far. From what I have read Freebsd seems like it would have a better chance for desktop success. This is coming from somone with a fresh perspective on the free OSs.
Freebsd for one is the complete OS not distros which provides standards making it easier to produce software for. I think software developers can be weary of Linux with all the different distros out there that a potential customer could try to install their software on and it not work. I was curious if Mark Shuttleworth looked into investing into making FreeBSD the OS of choice or was it Linux all the way?