"The Debian-based Ubuntu Linux was unveiled today and a preview
release is available for download. Ubuntu uses Gnome 2.8, kernel
220.127.116.11, OOo 1.1.2 and comes with a text-based, but dead-easy,
installation procedure. Ubuntu has disabled the root user (sudo is
used, same way as OSX does it) and it endorses the "less is more"
philosophy. There are still bugs on the preview release, but the
team welcomes feedback via their mailing list. Read more for an
interview with team member Jeff Waugh (also of Debian and Gnome
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