"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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