Version 13 of Ubuntu

Updated 2007-07-11 16:28:34 by snichols

What is Ubuntu?

A distribution of GNU/Linux Operating System based on Debian. Its main sponsor is Canonical,Ltd., an enterprise leaded by the south-african Mark Shuttleworth. Its main difference from ubuntu is the launching that occur every six months and it supplies tachnical support the 18 months after the launching of the version.

It has a strong focus on usability and intenationalization. The original conception of Ubuntu imposes it must have only open-source and costless software. It even has a service of a costless distribution of its CDs for the whole world. Every release has a codename, turning it easier to get the adequate packages from the repositories.

It uses the Debain base APT tools for managing packages, which turns the package administration very efficient compared to the more used RPM tools on some other distributions.

The ubuntu Community doesn't distinguish novice and experts; it is very active on the Internet IRC chats. Its prefered graphical environment is GNOME, but it also can use KDE, where Kubuntu is a variant consisting of Ubuntu integrated with KDE.


RLH Besides it being another "flavor of the month" for Linux, how is this Tcl related?

snichols I'm hearing hype about this flavor of Linux. Has anyone used it, and what did you think? I tried running the bootable CD version, but got some boot errors and never made it to the desktop.