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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
As is becoming a regular occurrence these days, it seems, a few news outlets out there this week are starting to beat the “Ubuntu pre-installed on the server” drum again as the 7.10 release of that operating system draws near (it’s October 18, fyi).
If I sound unimpressed, it’s not because I don’t think it will happen. On the contrary. I think given the rise of Linux over the past few years and the specific rise of Ubuntu usage among end users and the enterprise (on the network edge, anyway) means that pre-installed Ubuntu on commodity x86 hardware is inevitable.
The reason for my blasé attitude is that the Ubuntu Server drumbeat has started to resemble the “Year of the Linux desktop.”