All About Ubuntu

Ok guys, have you ever heard the word of Ubuntu? I’ll tell you something interesting about Ubuntu.

  1. Ubuntu is the ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’ and also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all here’
  2. Ubuntu is an operating system based on Debian distribution.
  3. Ubuntu is currently funded by Canonical Ltd. and Canonical Ltd. is founded by Mark Shuttleworth.
  4. Ubuntu will always be free of charge, and there is no extra fee for the “enterprise edition”.
  5. 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.
  6. You can try Ubuntu first via Live-CD before you sure want to install to your computer.
  7. The first official Ubuntu release was launched in October 20th, 2004 codenamed with ‘Warty Warthog’.
  8. There are two Ubuntu releases per year, using the year and the month of the release as the version number.
  9. Ubuntu releases are given alliterative code names, using an adjective and an animal.
  10. Since Ubuntu 5.10 “Breezy Badger”, Ubuntu code names using an alphabetical order.
  11. 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
  12. Canonical releases a LTS version every two years.
  13. 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.
  14. For non-LTS releases will be supported for 18 months.
  15. 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


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