Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Ubuntu is a pretty interesting Linux distribution isn't it? I mean, no other take on Linux has shot so high so fast. Nobody has single-handedly turned the desktop Linux world over on its ear like Ubuntu has. Nobody. What makes it so special? What sets it apart from the hundreds of other distros on the market today? Well, we're here to take a look at the latest pre-release copy of what is to become Ubuntu 6.06... Flight 5.
Consumers are an interesting lot. One a very grand scale, they have common needs in specific sectors. On a more granular scale, those needs can also be quite diverse. Let's take, for instance, the Linux desktop... at least as we know it today. We all agree on very broad concepts such as ease of installation, ease of use, polished look and feel, good/smart application compliment, and overall system stability. We all agree that these requirements make up a huge portion of the Linux-using public, right? If that is true then distros such as SUSE, Fedora, and Mandriva should be at the top of the heap right?