"However, both Red Hat's Enterprise Linux and Novell's SUSE
distributions are ahead of Ubuntu 8.10 in the server space.
"Canonical's Ubuntu 8.10, the latest version of the popular
Linux-based operating system for desktops and servers, hit the
Internet in early November bearing a modest assortment of updates
to the open-source software components that compose it.
"Based on my tests of Ubuntu 8.10—which is more fancifully
known as the Intrepid Ibex—I maintain that Ubuntu is, without
question, the best Linux distribution available for desktops, and
the ablest open-source rival to the more broadly used desktop
operating systems from Microsoft and Apple."