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Now Novell Says Linux Consumer Desktop Too Tough

Finally, both Red Hat and Novell is in total agreement - both of them thinks making money with Linux desktop is hard. According to Ron Hovsepian, CEO, Novell India Engineering:

The market for the desktop for the next three to five years is mainly enterprise-related.

As usual, I recommend Ubuntu Linux for both consumer Desktop and Laptop user:

  • Ubuntu will always be free of charge, including enterprise releases and security updates.
  • Ubuntu comes with full commercial support from Canonical and hundreds of companies around the world.
  • Ubuntu includes the very best translations and accessibility infrastructure that the free software community has to offer.
  • Ubuntu CDs contain only free software applications; we encourage you to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.

Ubuntu Linux Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 has been released and available for download. The desktop CD allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. Ubuntu 7.10 Adds Enhanced User Interface, Integrated Desktop search, Plug and Play Printing. Canonical Ltd. today announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Edition, further improving the desktop Linux experience. Ubuntu 7.10 will be available for free download on Thursday 18 October. Canonical is the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is the award-winning Linux distribution for the desktop, laptop and server which delivers the best of open source software every 6 months. Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Edition includes advanced plug and play printing, enhanced browsing and the option of a smooth new user interface built on top of the latest enhancements to GNOME.

Ubuntu 7.10 fast mirror (2Gbps pipe)

  • Main site is under load so I recommend the Argonne National Laboratory Public Software Mirror (2Gbps speed)

Download link - ( Download Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 )

=> Visit mirror to download Ubuntu Linux 7.10 CD ISO (32 bit 499M)
=> Visit mirror to download Ubuntu Linux 7.10 CD ISO (64 bit for AMD64 or EM64T - Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Quad and Xeon etc architecture ~ 510M)

Ubuntu Linux 7.10 Torrent

=> Download Ubuntu Linux 7.10 using your favorite torrent client.

Ubuntu Gutsy DVD / CD mirrors

=> Try a location near you to see a full list of download options, including download links for all supported cd images.

How do I burn CD ISO Image under MS - Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista?

  1. Please download and install Infra Recorder, a free and open source image burning program.
  2. Open Infra Recorder, and select the 'Actions' menu, then 'Burn image'.

How do I burn CD / DVD under any Linux distribution?

See following tutorials, if you would like to burn from the command line:

Upgrade information

Please note that if you have Ubuntu Linux 7.04, just follow these upgrade instructions.

Here is my updated version:
$ cat /etc/lsb-release
Output:

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=7.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=gutsy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 7.10"

Updated for accuracy!