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Install/Live CD mirror at: [http://lug.mtu.edu/linux/iso/Ubuntu/ http://lug.mtu.edu/linux/iso/Ubuntu/]
Install/Live CD mirror at: [http://lug.mtu.edu/linux/iso/Ubuntu/ http://lug.mtu.edu/linux/iso/Ubuntu/]
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The current stable version is: Hoary Hedgehog
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The current development version is: Breezy Badger
== Features ==
== Features ==
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* Strong user community
* Strong user community
* Philosophy of, "If it doesn't work on install, file a bug report about it."
* Philosophy of, "If it doesn't work on install, file a bug report about it."
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* Uses Gnome, but has been forked to use KDE in the [http://www.kubuntu.org/ Kubuntu] project
 
* X.org
* X.org
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* Uses Gnome, but has been forked to use KDE in the [http://www.kubuntu.org/ Kubuntu] project
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* The [http://www.edubuntu.org/ Edubuntu] project is based on Ubuntu.

Revision as of 17:37, 30 September 2005

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Ubuntu is the child of Mark Shuttleworth, millionaire and founder of Canonical. (Oh, and he's been in space and spent 8 days on the ISS.) It's a relatively new distro and has become very popular as it is as easy to maintain as Debian, but far more frequently updated than Debian Stable.

LUG has an Ubuntu mirror at: http://lug.mtu.edu/ubuntu/

Install/Live CD mirror at: http://lug.mtu.edu/linux/iso/Ubuntu/

The current stable version is: Hoary Hedgehog The current development version is: Breezy Badger

Features

  • Debian based
  • 6 month release cycle, which is timed shortly after and includes the latest Gnome release
  • Easy to install/use
  • Strong user community
  • Philosophy of, "If it doesn't work on install, file a bug report about it."
  • X.org
  • Uses Gnome, but has been forked to use KDE in the Kubuntu project
  • The Edubuntu project is based on Ubuntu.
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