The Reg Guide to Linux, part 3
Jun 24, 2010, 21:05 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Liam Proven)
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"Linux has changed almost beyond recognition since version 1.0
in 1994 and Ubuntu is about as polished and professional as it
gets. It's approaching the level of polish of Mac OS X, is faster
and easier to install than Windows, includes a whole suite of apps
and offers tens of thousands more, runs on cheap commodity hardware
and costs nothing.
"Nobody knows quite how many Ubuntu users there are - it's not
sold or licensed, there's no registration process and it doesn't
"phone home" and identify itself, so it's hard to tell. Its
creators reckon around 12 million, but then, the number-two distro
on Distrowatch, Fedora, claims about twice as many.
"So with over a billion PCs in the world, why are only about
0.01 per cent using the best-known Linux desktop?"