"Unless you have been living in a cave somewhere in Redmond you
would no doubt have heard of Ubuntu and its many derivatives,
touted as 'Linux for human beings.' Ubuntu has become the darling
of the Linux media and has stolen the limelight from other
prominent distributions such as the stalwart Red Hat and, the now
Novell owned, SuSE. The question is why?
"At first glance Ubuntu appears to be the answer to the prayers
of Linux evangelists worldwide. It has a great website, great
marketing, an enigmatic philanthropist leader, a devoted community
and a philosophy which seems to mirror that of the wider free
software community in stark contrast to its enterprise
counterparts. With such a stellar resume one has to ask the
question, is Ubuntu too good to be true...?"