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ExtremeTech: Preview: Ubuntu Linux 4.10

Sep 27, 2004, 21:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)

"When the topic of Ubuntu Linux came up in our weekly ExtremeTech conference call, there were chuckles and guffaws after my colleagues heard the name of the distro. It didn't help that the current release is codenamed 'Warty Warthog.' Ubuntu is actually a word from the African Nguni language family, meaning 'humanity, caring, and harmony'--a fine sentiment to be sure.

"The Ubuntu Project is sponsored by Canonical Ltd., a company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Canonical has vowed to keep Ubuntu free: Its business model focuses on selling services rather than selling the Ubuntu distribution itself. Ubuntu is on the bleeding edge of Linux development, incorporating the 2.6 kernel, Gnome 2.8, and Evolution 2.0..."

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