Desktop view of Ubuntu.

When Calum managed to destroy yet another computer (in the way that only teenage boys

[and Pete] can) I decided it was time to get him back off Windows and onto Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is a free version of Linux that includes just about everything you could possibly want in easily installable freeware applications including things like Open Office, Firefox and the likes.

We are actually using a final beta of Ubuntu 9.04 (alliteratively known as Jaunty Jackaloupe).

I am really liking it.  IN fact so much that I also installed it on one of our classroom computers so that I could try it out more and suprise a few trainees!

I even wrote this blog post here.  Easy thanks to Foxmarks and Scribefire.

screenshot of gmail.