Archive for the ‘Ubuntu’ Category
I just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an old machine. I have LAMP running on the desktop version and treating it as a file server. My initial impressions:
1. Speed! This iteration of Ubuntu is impressively responsive.
2. Pretty. Finally, Ubuntu is as lovely as it is robust. It is warm and inviting.
3. Easy to maneuver. My husband is new to Linux, but was able to find his way about Ubuntu 10.04. He commented that it is almost Mac-like in its intuitiveness. (I don’t think it’s quite that intuitive, but I thought that observation by a person who has never touched Linux was worth mentioning.)
4. LTS. This is a “long term support” release. Not really a “reviewable” feature, but a feature, as it were, that makes me smile.
5. Possibly a Windows 7 competitor. The layout, speed, and features make this a possible full-time desktop operating system choice for pedestrian computer users. It is easy to install and set up. Then, web surfing, word processing, keeping books, and printing are effortless.
In the few days we’ve had it installed, I have been impressed with Lucid Lynx.