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Ubuntu's Linux OS -- Mac OS X's Doppelganger?

Apr 28, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Apple is fading from relevance in the computing space as it turns its attention toward phones, Web tablets and other consumer gadgets. Its server products are a joke, and its desktop and laptop machines are rapidly losing their allure: Selling style over substance works only as long as you remain stylish, but on that front Apple has become tired, boring and predictable.

"But if you're an old-style Apple fan (by which I mean a fan of Apple Computer, not the new Apples R Us toys and games company) then there's no need to fret. Apple may not "get" it anymore, but it seems Canonical does.

"Canonical is the open source software company behind Ubuntu, a Linux distro with a powerful server OS. It's a bit like OS X Server, but more than a handful of people actually use Ubuntu Server Edition, and Canonical still actively develops and updates it with a new release every six months."

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