Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Apr 2008 15:42 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Hardy Heron has taken flight: it's the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of the world's most popular distro. New features include the Wubi Windows installer and Firefox 3 beta 5. Grab a copy here, and check out Linux Format's overview of the release.
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s_groening
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2005-12-13

I guess people interested in Linux would've heard of Ubuntu whether you like it or not or whether somebody calls it 'most popular' or not, and thus might very well have given it thought before someone else mentions Turbo Linux, Slackware, Fedora or any of the thousands of other distos our there ...

Actually people used to think like this about Red Hat and that has, I think, neither hurt nor helped Linux significantly ... What it does is give people an initial point of focus that might make it easier for them to choose Linux instead of driving them towards a certain distro ... Get people to get experienced and they'll form their own opinions, but I hardly think this little predicate is doing any harm ...

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