September 30, 2004
Ubuntu, a promising new Linux distribution
Why another Linux distribution? "Surely there are enough of them already" is the common refrain. Ubuntu Linux is a solution to a lacking niche in the Linux ideaspace -- a polished distribution aimed at novice users that is both free and community driven. If it helps to understand in terms of comparison, you can think of Ubuntu as a hybrid of the ideas of Debian and Fedora.