Why Ubuntu? Let me count the ways

Most of my blog posts for the last month or so have been about Ubuntu, and I plan for this to be so for some time to come.

This is the first of what I call an “occasional series” of posts within these posts.

This series will be about why I take such interest in Ubuntu and why I think you should take interest in Ubuntu, too.

I will begin each such post with the phrase “Why Ubuntu?”

I have no idea how many such posts will follow of what answers I will attempt to provide. All I do know is that I have a deep interest and affection for Ubuntu, and have taken my inspiration for the title of this first post from a list compiled by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Though I’m no poet, she used the same resource to compile her list that I will now use to compile my list.

Words, ordered as best one can.

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