"Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and the Unity Desktop Since
1995, with my first install of Debian from 14 (or 16, can't
remember) 1.4MB floppy disks, I have used many different Linux
"Knoppix, PCLinuxOS, Dragon Linux where I first used KDE, Phat
Linux (which doesn't even have a Wikipedia reference any more), Red
Hat, Damned Small, and I can't remember what else. I even took a
good look at Linux From Scratch before realizing that I didn't
really want to take the time away from my family to deal with that.
But who knows what tomorrow brings?
"Until now, I've not even tried to use Ubuntu, touted often as
The Most Popular Linux Of All Time. It's based upon Debian, a mix
of packages from the various Debian builds, and after using Debian
itself for nearly 16 years I didn't see a need to "muck things
"Two things have come together to make me want to try it. First,
VirtualBox, which allows me to try these things without having to
dedicate an entire system to the effort."