This is pretty cool. Ubuntu, in case you haven't heard of it, is a flavor of Linux whose tagline is:
"Linux for Human Beings." In other words, it is meant to be easy to use by everybody. Some Ubuntu members are planning
on building a .Mac-Like service for Ubuntu that would offer Webmail,
Calendar, Address Book, News Reader, Public Homepage, and Blogging services along with a slew of other features for
free. This project has hardly started, but if it succeeds nicely in Linux land, it probably wouldn't be that difficult
to adapt to OS X, thanks to the open source underpinnings of both platforms.
A free version of .Mac that is scalable and usable by all? Sounds like heaven.