Ubuntu bagged itself some mainstream media exposure this weekend when it was reviewed on Indian news channel ‘CNN-IBN’.

As part of the stations 25 minute technology segment, ‘Tech Toyz‘, the English language news network featured a short review of Ubuntu 11.04.

‘Hidden Gem’

The reaction it got was hugely supportive, with Tech Toyz host Ankit Vengurlekar calling Ubuntu as ‘one of the internets best kept secrets’.

The main review is conducted by the super-relaxed-looking Suresh Venkat who, as you do, hosts his segment from a bar and grill in Mumbai.

Suresh is positive about what he finds, happily declaring Ubuntu to be a ‘fantastic operating system‘ that deserves a ‘serious chance‘ on users computers. He’s also suitably impressed by the open-source model.

Application wise, positive remarks were dished out for the Unity Dash with Suresh calling it an ‘excellent feature ..that lets you search for files right from your desktop‘. The “Ubuntu version of MS Office” (LibreOffice) got a thumbs up, as did Evolution and the Ubuntu One Music Store.


You can watch the review for yourself in the player below. The Ubuntu review begins around the 15 minute mark.

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