Ubuntu Linux

Anyone looking to try out Linux could do a lot worse than giving Ubuntu a try.

It’s based on the Debian distribution, so your package management’s a doddle, but it is far easier to install and the hardware recognition is the best of any distribution I’ve used. The stable releases also tend to include more recent versions of packages than the equivalent Debian releases, which was a common complaint.

There’s a new release due out this month, called The Hoary Hedgehog, which includes Gnome 2.10 amongst other goodeis. There’s a Release Candidate available to download from the website which is already stable enough for general use.

Another new look

If you saw the site yesterday you’ll see that we’ve got a new look.

WordPress allows you to easily switch between themes, and the new look is customised from one I downloaded from their website.