reader Chris Adams writes in to let us know that there's a new version of Ubuntu Linux out. Cheers Chris!
"On June 1, 2006, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS was released. LTS, standing for "Long Term Support", will offer commercial support provided by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS also officially supports the UltraSPARC T1 processor on Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 servers.
This version also boasts a graphical installer, a server installer, and software designed to make purchasing and installing third party products easer as well (such as VMWare).
The server version even includes a mechanism to install a standardized, certified, and supported LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) server with a single command, not to mention the fact that the Ubuntu server platform has been certified for IBM's DB2 and MySQL.
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS can be downloaded for free from Ubuntu.com where you can also get it shipped to you on CD."
It's certainly the easiest distro of Linux that I've used - about the only one I'm fairly sure I could get my mum using. Much of the pain of installation has also been taken out, and this is very definitely a good thing.
What's your experience with Ubuntu and with Linux on the desktop in general? Let us know over in the forums.