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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Ubuntu Linux is hot. Really hot. How hot? Well, if you surf over to Distrowatch (http://www.distrowatch.com), you'll notice that Ubuntu is listed as the number one distribution, at least in terms of hit ranking on the site. SUSE and Fedora are usually duking it out for second and third place. In fact, Ubuntu has been in first place for quite a while now.
If Distrowatch was your only source of Linux information, you might be forgiven for thinking that this was the most popular Linux distribution in the world. It isn't, at least not yet, but the level of excitement surrounding this distribution is amazing. In this article, I'll provide a quick introduction to its features and philosophy.