Robert Hampton

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24th April 2008

P-P-Pick up a Penguin

There’s a new version of Ubuntu out today.

I really want to like Linux, I do. I like the philosophy behind it — partly because I don’t like handing over control of my computer to monolithic corporations (unless they’re based in Cambridge and have a nut for a logo), but mainly because I’m tight and therefore £0.00 is approximately the right price for a computer operating system.

And yet the previous Ubuntu releases have not convinced me to switch. That said, I am a tough sell when it comes to computer operating systems (I stubbornly refused to allow a Windows PC into the family home at all until mid-2000). Will Hardy Heron be a breakthrough for me? Let’s wait (several hours while the ISO image downloads) and see!