"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..."