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LinuxTag: Ubuntu offers three desktops

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In his keynote address at the LinuxTag conference, Ubuntu head Mark Shuttleworth not only spoke about his concept of Open Source software, but also revealed a few details about the new version of the Linux distribution he initiated -- "Dapper Drake" is expected to be released on June 1. It is expected to offer users three desktops to choose from: Gnome, the KDE used in Kubuntu, and Xfce in Xubuntu. The latter desktop is considered to have a wide range of functions and nonetheless run smoothly on old hardware.

Shuttleworth said he was confident that the three certificates for the corporate use of VMware, IBM DB2, and MySQL will soon follow. Unlike other enterprise Linux variants, the use and download of upgrades for Ubuntu are free. Shuttleworth aims to make money from support contracts.

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