Comparing Warty Warthog to Feisty Fawn, the Ubuntu development team has made terrific improvements. From starting out with an ugly brown theme it has evolved into a beautifully looking desktop. The features being delivered into each release are coming at a notable rate. Ubuntu 7.10 will be pushed out later this year with some of the likely additions being default Nouveau support for NVIDIA graphics cards, open-source ATI Radeon X1000 R500 support, additional desktop eye candy support, virtualization advancements, GNOME 2.20, and other features not yet conceived. Later this month Phoronix will also be hosting an interview with Mark Shuttleworth. Some of the questions we posed to Mark can be found here. Ubuntu has evolved over such a short time and we look forward to seeing the strides made by this operating system in the next year.
Reader questions: To what do you attribute Ubuntu's success? Where do you think Ubuntu is heading in the next year? Do you use Ubuntu, why or why not? These questions can be discussed in the Phoronix Forums. In addition, stay tuned to our RSS feeds for our interview with Mark Shuttleworth.