Try Linux Today

Today marks the official release of the latest version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, making it one of the best times to take Linux for a test drive. Possibly as early as this weekend I will finally be upgrading from an older SuSE distribution to Ubuntu 7.10, aka Gutsy Gibbon.

Join me, won’t you?

Need more incentive? Kim Brebach has 13 reasons Linux should be on your desktop. While I’ve never tried the Simply Mepis distro, his reasoning applies just as well to Ubuntu. What’s more, Ubuntu is the distro Dell now preinstalls on some of their systems, meaning you’re more likely than ever to find someone else using Linux near you.

Or maybe this Wired magazine review will help put you at ease, not to mention Cory Doctorow’s assertion on Boing Boing that Ubuntu’s latest release is both “easy” and “sexy” and he dumped his Apple in favor of a PC running Ubuntu.

What are you waiting for? Download a live CD and enjoy.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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