Ubuntu Linux is Pretty Cool

August 04, 05 by kenrich

Sorry I haven’t been blogging much recently – things have been really busy with work and family. We had a major incident with our hosting business that required one of our servers to be re-built. But that has all been taken care of and we are just now getting back up to speed.

So recently, I have been trying out the Ubuntu Linux distribution. This is a community-supported linux distribution that isn’t tied to a major corpporation. It is a Debian-based linux solution that is easy-to-install and easy-to-use. I am a former user of Fedora Core and was getting tired of their technical interface. I wanted something even simpler to use but without the ties to a major corporation.

So far, I have been really happy with Ubuntu. From the default theme it installs, to the combination of update manager (high-level) and Synaptic (low-level) package manager – Ubuntu manages to do everything right. I was even more pleasantly surprised when I looked at how the upgrade process works for migrating from one release to another. Ubuntu has a pretty frequent release schedule to make sure the system is on the bleeding edge (not always a good thing.)

Ubuntu uses the Gnome 2.0 desktop by default. If you are more interested in using a KDE desktop, you can always use the Kubuntu distribution. I definitely recommend checking out this Linux Distro. It is my new distribution of choice from now on.

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