Ubuntu aims to be the alternative to Windows XP
Microsoft will launch on October 26 the final version of its operating system Windows 8. At the same time, the company has announced that it will withdraw the version of Windows XP from April 8, 2014. Taking advantage of this mandatory transition between operating systems, from Canonical has released the latest version of his own, Ubuntu 12.10, who wants to be the alternative to Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The developer of Ubuntu has been talking with several clients to propose the use of your operating system after the release of Windows XP on the desktop PC. At the moment, it seems that the alternative by which users are opting in this process of migration is the version of the Microsoft Windows 7. Since the Redmond company ensure that this is the version that most is growing at this time, since its launch three years ago.
Replacement of an OS by one of their later versions is not easy. However, it seems that Ubuntu 12.10 comes prepared for this transition process. Open operating system of Canonical added the month of April (upon release) a Remote Desktop Protocol using Freerdp, the open source implementation of the RDP Protocol of Windows released under an Apache license. Ubuntu 12.10 has also added a remote logon option.
Canonical it aims to provide an outlet for application compatibility issues and ensures that this latest version of its operating system can add applications such as Excel and access them directly without having to register for the first time in the terminal services.
The challenge for Canonical and Ubuntu is to build an alternative capable of attracting equipment manufacturers to work on your operating system, improve it and convince users of Windows XP to migrate to Linux. The main objective of the company is, for the moment, the companies and the administration of United Kingdom, where the headquarters of Canonical.