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Wired: Is Ubuntu Linux for You, Too?

Aug 29, 2006, 20:15 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Seán Captain)

"Like cold fusion or a painless weight-loss plan, a user-friendly version of Linux remains elusive. But developers are getting closer with Ubuntu--a free, Linux-based operating system that appeared in October 2004 and is winning over waves of converts, including high-profile geeks like Cory Doctorow.

"The southern African word ubuntu roughly translates as 'humanity toward others,' and Ubuntu distributor Canonical does play nice, making the open-source OS available as a free download and on CDs shipped free of charge. Updates come on a regular schedule, and Ubuntu is relatively easy to install..."

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