Ubuntu releases Hardy Heron, closer to desktop nirvana

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| "The major challenges will be to continue to meet the more demanding
| expectations of desktop users [but] Ubuntu shines on stability and
| performance."
| Orbitec, an Ubuntu affiliate, has deployed the operating system in numerous
| businesses, and Peterson believes out of all the Linux distributions it is by
| far the easiest to use for a new or inexperienced Linux user.



Government, NGOs 'turning to Linux'

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| "It's extremely easy - basically anyone can install Linux now."
| Organisations such as the Shuttleworth Foundation, which help provide
| computers to underprivileged schools, use Linux instead of Windows to cut
| costs. *



Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be? *
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.*