Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to be released todayFollow @ggarron
The replacement for Dapper Drake 6.06, is going to be released today, Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributions, I has grown real fast ported from the also very popular Debian, is one of the most important candidates to be a replacement for Microsoft products, specially in the Desktop arena.
Ubuntu is every time more and more user-friendly, it installs automatically the codecs needed to watch movies, or listen to music, detect automatically printers and cameras attached to it, and I am not saying some others also did this, but Ubuntu also did this, and has some other points as advantage, like the Free CDs, like aptitude as a package manager, and who can't deny... a lot and I mean a lot of marketing.
In the server arena, I have not personally tested Ubuntu, but any server I can install will perform the same with any Linux distro, as Linux is by itself very stable, I do not know how Ubuntu performs in real big and loaded servers, but coming from Debian, should be one of the best, maybe together with Debian itself, CentOS, SUSE, RedHat.
As anything famous Ubuntu as lovers and haters, but all that controversy only increase its popularity, so if you are one of the lovers, go to Ubuntu.com and download the latest versions.