I just started using Ubuntu, and it seems to be put together really well. My unix skills are limited, but I was able to get Firefox, Flash, Java, and Realplayer to work. I was able to install VMWare 5.5, Anjuta, VLC, nvidia driver, gqview, and some other apps I found. Everything seems to work as advertised.
<br><br>A friend of mine replaced his college kids laptop Windows with Ubuntu, because they kept getting zillions of virii. A couple of really smart Unix people I know are moving from Debian to Ubuntu, not because its simple, but because its less work for them. Ubuntu has also dominated Distrowatch for about a year.
<br><br>It looks like Ubuntu could be the version of linux many people have been waiting for, one put together well enough to really break out and in to the mainstream of computing (as in several % marketshare). Some people think Apple is poised to reclaim marketshare as Microsoft stagnates, I think if that happens, Linux will also. The hardware requirements for Microsofts next OS will undoubtly drive more people towards linux.
<br><br>Does anyone else forsee explosive Ubuntu growth in the coming year?<br><br><br>