Ubuntu Linux 8.10: Intrepid Ibex

If you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into the Linux waters, I highly recommend Ubuntu 8.10.  It’s very easy to install, and is similar enough to Windows for anyone to pick up quickly.

One of the coolest things about Linux is the Synaptic Package Manager.  This tool allows you to browse online software repositories and choose from tens of thousands of free software packages.  It covers everything from 3-D video games to digital audio workstations to advanced image editing.

If I were setting up a PC for someone who didn’t care/didn’t know about having Windows I would set them up on Ubuntu and probably never hear from them again. As opposed to the many Windows machines I’ve built, for both friends and clients, which turn into long term support projects.

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