InfoWorld is running my write-up of the beta release next edition of Ubuntu this morning. I’ve covered desktop Linux distributions several times for a number of different publications, and it’s no secret the Ubuntu remains my favorite, though it is still rough around the edges in some important areas.
I’ve avoided criticizing this release too harshly, since it is still only in beta. More than anything, though, I was pleasantly surprised with how generally stable and functional it is, even in this prerelease form. The new installer is particularly interesting, as it allows you to install Ubuntu onto an existing Windows box without re-partitioning your drive. Click on over to InfoWorld to read my full account.