The Ubuntu Linux distribution has been spotted running on the computers in McDonalds restaurants. A good win for open source software over a flaky and insecure Windows XP installation that would crash and fail every so often. This distribution looks to be Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), by the look of the window decorations. This is running the old Gnome 2 desktop with the Metacity window manager. The Clearlooks window theme looks awesome too. More businesses should run Ubuntu instead of the virus prone operating system from Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-7329. That is the cause of many computing woes for many users. The Ubuntu 8.10 distribution was one of the best releases for Canonical and the rest of the Ubuntu team. The best release of Ubuntu though was the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS release that of course had the best wallpaper and a nice look to the desktop. The Gnome 2 desktop was kept until the 11.04 release and then the infamous Unity desktop took over, and dealt the Ubuntu distribution a blow it might never recover from. The KDE desktop is a nice alternative to Unity, despite what some trolls are saying on the Internet, the KDE 4.8.0 release is very fast.
I would never really eat the food at McDonalds restaurants, it is very bad for your health, and contains many trans-fats and other ugly ingredients, but at least they are running a more advanced operating system than Windows XP. Ubuntu 8.10 is an old release of Ubuntu, but it is far more up to date than the aforementioned Windows alternative. Judging by the screen-shot the Wireless network the computer is trying to access has quite a long PSK, this is a good thing for security. Some people do not use complex enough passwords on their wireless networks and they are compromised, but McDonalds seem to have a good handle on this security issue.