The most interesting thing is that it is at ZDNet – it's not quite usual for them to show galleries!
You can see the commented screenshow here
ZDNet.com.au Ticker brought to you by Google: Earn more from your website with Google. Comms regulator to revise BPL guidelines Firefox plans mass marketing drive Country Energy gears up for commercial BPL trial Google fixes glitch that unleashed flood of porn[ Log In | Join ] News Commentary Insight Reviews Jobs Downloads
Hardware | Software | Security | Communications | Business | Archive Site Map | RSS | Advanced Search All ZDNet News Reviews Insight Tech Jobs DownloadsGO
news > software
Photo gallery: Linux on the desktop
By Brendon Chase, Builder AU
24 November 2005 02:19 PM
Ubuntus latest Linux distribution, code-named Breezy Badger, is one of the most user-friendly operating systems developed by the open-source community to date. Is it time to make the switch?
While some businesses may not find the Linux operating system suitable, Ubuntus latest desktop could appeal to other enterprises which require basic applications such as e-mail, a Web browser, and an office suite that just works.
Ubuntu was founded about two years ago by Mark Shuttleworth, the man who sold his security firm, Thawte Consulting, to Verisign for US$500 million.
Since its inception, Ubuntu has focused on developing an easy-to-use operating system that's free of charge. The company has been able to leverage off the Debian project, a popular Linux distribution amongst open-source developers, and deliver a user friendly version for non-technical computer users.
In this photo gallery, we look at what Breezy Badger has to offer, including how it works with OpenOffice 2.0, the free productivity suite.