"Ubuntu, the three-year-old Linux operating system that fast
acquired the status of darling in the open-source community, has
had a big 12 months. Ubuntu released its seventh operating system,
Feisty Fawn, in April. In May, Dell Computer, the second largest
maker of PCs, began shipping machines with Ubuntu's new OS
preinstalled. Worldwide Ubuntu users now exceed eight million; it
took Red Hat and Novell much longer to garner as many devotees of
their own Linux-based operating systems.
So Ubuntu is hot, but is it good enough to trust with your
mission-critical business operations...?"