The Ubuntu Linux distribution has turned 10. This distribution of the Linux kernel and various user-space tools is the one one thing that has really spurred interest in Linux on the desktop. I just wish that you could get the newer desktops to look just like the classic Ubuntu 5.10 Gnome 2 desktop. But Unity is the interface of the future, blending a mobile and desktop interface into one. The ease of use of the apt package management system has had a hand in enabling the easy uptake of Ubuntu. Read the full story here: http://netsplit.com/happy-10th-birthday-ubuntu. There are other Linux distributions that have been around longer like, Mandriva and SUSE, but Ubuntu is a dominant force at the moment. Even computer shops in China are selling machines running this free operating system.