Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
As I write this, there are just 10 days until the next release of Ubuntu Linux (due 23rd April). Named "Jaunty Jackalope", it will be the credit crunch busting software solution you've all been desperate for. So what's new, or rather, why should you care? Perhaps you were looking to buy a new PC/laptop but the recession prohibits lavish spending, or maybe you've just purchased one and haven't yet found a nearby skip to dump the old box in!
Let me tell you, my newest computer is 5 years old and Ubuntu runs superbly, giving me sharper looks and animations, sexier than a Mac fanboi's wet dream. Ubuntu's appeal is that it breathes new life into your old hardware, with my aging tower well hidden you could fooled into thinking I'd splashed out on something expensive. It doesn't have to be a replacement for Windows or Mac OSX, there are plenty of ways to run the Ubuntu operating system alongside your current configuration.
Fancy treating yourself to a belated non-fattening Easter present?