Ubuntu's path to the mainstream user

Last week, personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Walter Mossberg, authored a review of the new Dell-Ubuntu system. The piece came across as honest and objective, but more importantly it I took it as a working outline of how the average (see: mainstream) user views Ubuntu.

For those of us 'within the open source house' the classification of Ubuntu as one of, if not the, most polished, end-user oriented Linux distribution is hardly cause for debate. Yet Mr. Mossberg provides an angle that puts the excitement generated by the recent advances towards pre-loaded Linux PC's for the masses, into its proper perspective.