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kuro5hin: Ubuntu, A Promising New Linux Distribution

Oct 01, 2004, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])


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"Why another Linux distribution? 'Surely there are enough of them already' is the common refrain. Ubuntu Linux is a solution to a lacking niche in the Linux ideaspace--a polished distribution aimed at novice users that is both free and community driven. If it helps to understand in terms of comparison, you can think of Ubuntu as a hybrid of the ideas of Debian and Fedora.

"The new Ubuntu Linux is based on a snapshot of the Debian unstable distribution, which they take and then add packages to. They time their desktop releases to coincide with the new releases of the Gnome, updating at six month intervals..."

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