Since we’re talking about Operating Systems, let’s talk about Linux.
To be more specific, Ubuntu.
In 2004, Mark Shuttleworth gathered a small team of developers from one of the more established Linux projects – Debian – and set out to create an easy-to-use Linux desktop, Ubuntu.
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’.
Ubuntu is different from the commercial Linux offerings that preceded it because it doesn’t divide its efforts between a high-quality commercial version and a free, ‘community’ version.
The commercial and community teams collaborate to produce a single release, which receives ongoing maintenance for a defined period.
Both the release and ongoing updates are freely available to all users.
Anyway, version 12.0.4 has been released and some of the screenshots (below) from ZDNet look pretty impressive.
I haven’t had the pleasure of using Ubuntu before.
My last experience with Linux many years ago left me with deep PC scars and I haven’t bothered to try again.
These screenshots look pretty impressive however.
Have you guys tried Ubuntu? I’m pretty curious about what your experiences were if you tried.
Use the comments and let us know…