What's coming in the new Ubuntu Linux Desktop?
Apr 07, 2010, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I'm already using the beta of the forthcoming version
of Ubuntu 10.04 and I like it a lot. I decided to ask the good
people at Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, what they thought
about the new Ubuntu, scheduled to arrive on April 29th, and this
is what Gerry Carr, head of platform marketing had do say.
"One thing I noticed in looking at the beta of Ubuntu 10.04 was
that Ubuntu, more than ever, is becoming the Linux desktop
distribution for new users. I was right. Carr said, "We want new
users." Ubuntu has never been the distribution for Linux purists or
experts. "We've always felt that one of the most important things
that we can bring, hopefully, to open source is popularity as a
"Carr continued, "Open source projects have found success but
are delivered on proprietary formats, which is great but not ideal.
Delivering great open source or proprietary experiences but on an
open source platform, and in a way where new users feel they are
getting the best experience (not just best for free), is the real