As everyone interested in Linux would know, Ubuntu 11.04 (codenamed “Natty Narwhal”) was released this week. And it’s free!
Linux is a secure operating system with a plethora of free applications for virtually every purpose. And it gets friendlier every year in spades. Ubuntu has been the most popular distribution of Linux virtually since its launch in 2004.
Judging by the comments on our Your Say posts, there are quite a few Linux users among our readers. I used Linux (in various versions) as my only operating system from 2003 to 2009, and found it did everything I needed it to.
Some people, however, may find that Linux lacks a few essential apps that they absolutely require, Though now that Adobe Creative Suite for Linux is on the radar, that may eventually change for many of you.
In any case, it’s definitely worth checking out. I don’t believe that anyone who hasn’t tried Linux can honestly call themselves a geek!
Have you tried the new Ubuntu yet? Will you be sticking with the new Unity desktop environment, moving on to Gnome 4, or staying with the safe and familiar? Do you prefer a different Linux distro? Or did you find that Linux doesn’t suit you? Let us know in the comments.