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Evolution of Ubuntu Over the Years - A Brief History

Jan 06, 2011, 13:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by rationalbeing)

[ Thanks to kiterunner for this link. ]

"Ubuntu 4.10 codenamed 'Warty Warthog' marked the beginning of a new kid in the block, the first and foremost release of Ubuntu by Canonical foundation. This new Linux distro was based on Debian and aimed at giving new users a trouble free experience of Linux. This release also crucially brought the Ubuntu shipit feature where by users could get Ubuntu installation CD's mailed to their homes for free through a simple signup. Shipit was one of those important features that augmented the widespread adoption of Ubuntu.

"Ubuntu 5.04 codenamed 'Hoary Hedgehog' was released on 8 April 2005. From this second release onwards, massive changes started to trickle in. Ubuntu 5.04 added many new features including an update manager, upgrade notifier, readahead and grepmap, suspend, hibernate and standby support, dynamic frequency scaling for processors among many other major improvements. Ubuntu 5.04 even introduced support for installation from USB devices. "

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