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Connected Home Media: Ubuntu Linux: Power for the People

Jun 30, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Thurrott)

"The Zulu word ubuntu roughly translates to 'community' or 'humanity to others,' but a more accurate meaning is, 'I am because we are; we are because I am.' Not coincidentally, the Linux distribution Ubuntu seeks to bring this philosophy of selflessness to software development. To me, it best encapsulates what's wonderful about open-source software (OSS) development and seems to rise above the politics that often tarnish that movement. Ubuntu is my favorite Linux distribution, and if you're curious about life on the Other Side, I can't think of a better place to start..."

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