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..."