I love Linux, specifically Ubuntu. Effectively every six months with Ubuntu a new “Vista” or “Leopard” is released. Last week saw the release of version 7.10 (meaning the October 2007 release) codenamed “Gutsy Gibbon.”

If you’re not already using Linux, you should definitely consider it if you’re up for the task. Linux is perfect for poor students.

Here’s a few things that I’ve noticed from the upgrade:


  • The Linux interface is now professional. Between some obvious built in font smoothing and some tightening up of the UI, it no longer feels like I’m using an operating system for kids. It’s great.

  • There are some growing pains. For example, Miro has stopped working (implied sad face).

  • Ubuntu is undeniably better than Windows. Then again, I wouldn’t know, because I haven’t used Windows for a while.

Is anyone else running Linux and loving it?