"Chances are good that if someone walked into your
office right now and peeked over your shoulder, they would see a
Windows operating system on your computer. But, did you know that
you have a choice of something other than Windows for that computer
on your desk, and that you have the same choice for the servers in
your data center?
"One of those choices is Ubuntu Linux, a greatly enhanced
Debian-based Linux distribution that installs easily, has the
familiar Windows look and feel, and operates well on older hardware
(expensive upgrade not required). Linux fans tout the positive
attributes, often at high decibel levels, of Ubuntu Linux, which is
perhaps the world's most popular Linux distribution. But, is it
"Let's first consider Ubuntu as a replacement for your Windows
desktop or laptop operating system. Computer owners generally use
an Internet browser, a word processing program, the occasional
spreadsheet, an email application and almost nothing else."