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Linux.org: A Look at the Linux Distribution Situation - 2006-2007

Feb 03, 2007, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael J. Jordan)

"Ubuntu is, and has been for some time, the darling of the Linux community. The fact that this distribution gets more popular by the day must be proof now that we're not dealing with just hype. When you've been favorably compared to Microsoft's 5 billion dollar Vista operating system, you know you've done something right. Canonical Ltd., the foundation set up by South African millionaire Mark Shuttleworth, is fanatically committed to its improvement and is reaping the rewards of that commitment by its constantly growing user base. I would not be surprised if some day, in the not too distant future, the word Ubuntu, besides being synonymous with 'peace', becomes synonymous with 'Linux' as well, in much the same way that Red Hat is now..."

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