Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Ubuntu to purchase Gigastrand OS
In a surprising announcement, Ubuntu plans to acquire the Linux distribution Gigastrand OS for an undisclosed amount of money.
Plans announced today to acquire the fledgling distro were - to say the least - shocking. Founder and CEO of Gigastrand International, Josh Tordsen was happy with the announcement.
"We like what Ubuntu does and are truly pleased with their decision. We see great things for the OS in the future."
Head of new acquisitions for Ubuntu , Mattie Upneme, expressed similar sentiment.
"Gigastrand OS is the leap forward we needed here at Ubuntu. It fits in with Mr. Shuttleworth's vision of a Lino-centric world."
The acquisition is to take place today and expected to have approval by the FTC around this time next year.