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Ten factors that give Ubuntu 10.04 an edge

Aug 23, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"The most recent release of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution has been available for a few months. You may not use Ubuntu, or perhaps you know little about Linux, so why should you care? The answer is because it offers a number of improved features, the best 10 of which I list here.

"1. Gnome 2.30 The Gnome 2.30 desktop environment is the final 2.x release before the major upgrade to 3.0. If you haven't seen the changes that the upgrade will introduce, you will either love or hate it. But for those fans of Gnome, this is the last time you will see your beloved 2.x released in Ubuntu. I have used 2.30 and it is fantastic.

"But is this feature really new? Perhaps not. However, it marks the end of an era for Gnome that deserves mention. Gnome 3 will be a worthy successor to Gnome 2.x. In fact, Gnome 3.0 will succeed where KDE 4 failed, in being a desktop upgrade that is immediately useful."

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