Ok guys, have you ever heard the word of Ubuntu? I’ll tell you something interesting about Ubuntu.
- Ubuntu is the ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’ and also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all here’
- Ubuntu is an operating system based on Debian distribution.
- Ubuntu is currently funded by Canonical Ltd. and Canonical Ltd. is founded by Mark Shuttleworth.
- Ubuntu will always be free of charge, and there is no extra fee for the “enterprise edition”.
- You can get the copy of Ubuntu via download it from the website, or you can order it with no cost via Shipit but it takes a few weeks.
- You can try Ubuntu first via Live-CD before you sure want to install to your computer.
- The first official Ubuntu release was launched in October 20th, 2004 codenamed with ‘Warty Warthog’.
- There are two Ubuntu releases per year, using the year and the month of the release as the version number.
- Ubuntu releases are given alliterative code names, using an adjective and an animal.
- Since Ubuntu 5.10 “Breezy Badger”, Ubuntu code names using an alphabetical order.
- The code name and the release date :
Version Code name Release date 4.10 Warty Warthog 2004-10-20 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog 2005-04-08 5.10 Breezy Badger 2005-10-13 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake 2006-06-01 6.10 Edgy Eft 2006-10-26 7.04 Feisty Fawn 2007-04-19 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon 2007-10-18 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron 2008-04-24 8.10 Intrepid Ibex 2008-10-30 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope 2009-04-23 9.10 Karmic Koala 2009-10-29 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx 2010-04-29 10.10 Maverick Meerkat 2010-10-10 11.04 Natty Narwhal 2011-04-28
- Canonical releases a LTS version every two years.
- LTS stands for Long Time Supports, it means they are supported (with updates) for 3 years on the desktop and 5 years on the server.
- For non-LTS releases will be supported for 18 months.
- The variants recognized by Canonical as contributing significantly towards the Ubuntu project are the following: Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu.
Umm, i think that’s all. For more update, I’ll tell you A.S.A.P