Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Linux is starting to become more popular in the world today. I am seeing more and more people choose Linux for their servers than Windows. True the price tag of zero might be an influence but Linux offers a different feel to the world of operating systems. On June 1 Ubuntu released the newest version of its Linux distro named Dapper Drake LTS (long term support). For Linux novices like me it is very nice to either run the live CD for a little bit or partition off and install.
The new version of Ubuntu offers something a little different than what the previous version contained. In older versions, the server and desktop install were on one disk and then there was a separate live CD version. In the new version the server and desktop installs are on different CDs and the live CD has been eliminated.