Linux: Ubuntu 10.04 Impressions

Needing a good environment for some web projects I've been putting off, I recently built out one of my spare PCs with Ubuntu 10.04. I've generally been a fan of the CentOS distributions for server purposes, but I've been so impressed with the strides Canonical has been making on the desktop, I figured they deserved a look as a server platform. The two word review is, "Good enough".

Tools: Office Live

MicroSoft has released Office Live, or at least a version of it, to the public and it looks pretty good. In fact, it looks almost exactly like Office 2010 such that, were you running it in a frameless browser, you might not notice it was a web app. At least until you tried to print something (not enabled), or try to open a OneNote notebook (also not enabled). It comes with 25GB of storage, which is quite a lot for documents. It imports doc and docx well, unless tracking is turned on - that should be obvious but it's still annoying.


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