PR: Release Candidate for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is Available
May 26, 2006, 01:45 (4 Talkback[s])
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The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Release Candidate for
version 6.06 LTS of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu - codenamed
"Dapper Drake". The Release Candidated includes installable live
Desktop CDs, server images, alternate text-mode installation CDs
and an upgrade wizard for users of the current stable release.
We consider this release candidate complete, stable and suitable
for testing by any user. We would especially recommend that current
Ubuntu 5.10 ("Breezy Badger") users and developers use the upgrade
procedure described below.
6.06 LTS will be the first Ubuntu release with long-term
support: three years on the desktop, and five years on the
- In Adept go to Manage Repositories and change "breezy" to
- Click "Fetch Updates"
- Click "Full Upgrade"
- Click "Commit"
Download the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Release Candidate here (choose the
mirror closest to you):
United Kingdom and Rest of World:
Please download using Bittorrent if possible.
The final version of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is expected to be released
in early June. At that time, we will mail pressed CDs free of
charge to people who have made a request to one of the Shipit
services. This is the first release with Shipit CDs available for
Kubuntu and Edubuntu.
About The Release Candidate
The purpose of the Release Candidate is to solicit one last
round of testing before the final release. Here are ways that you
- Upgrade from Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Edubuntu 5.10 to the Release
Candidate by following the instructions given above.
- Participate in installation testing using the Release Candidate
CD images, by following the testing and reporting instructions at
If you would like to help shape Ubuntu to better meet your
future needs, take a look at the list of ways you can participate
Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help
turn this release into the best release of Ubuntu ever. Please
report bugs through the Launchpad Malone bug tracker:
If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug
but aren't sure, first try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel on
FreeNode, on the Ubuntu Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with
a reputation for making things "Just Work" out of the box, a fast
and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent
packages installed by default, every other package you can imagine
available from the network, and professional technical support from
Canonical Ltd and hundreds of other companies around the world.
You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this preview
release on our website, IRC channel and wiki. If you're new to
Ubuntu, please visit:
Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K
Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and
part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution
The Edubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to
schools, through its customised school environment.
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