"While Debian has been around for over a decade, Gentoo for five
years, and Mandriva/Mandrake for nearly nine years, in less than
three years of existence Ubuntu has received the most attention and
generated the greatest amount of publicity in the Linux limelight.
Why is that? In this article we will be taking a look back at all
of the Ubuntu releases to date and exploring how this Linux
distribution has evolved so quickly over its short lifespan.
"Founded in 2004 as the no-name-yet.com project, Ubuntu was the
brainchild of Mark Shuttleworth. Ubuntu is funded by Canonical
Limited, which runs off of Mark Shuttleworth's dime, to work on
Ubuntu as well as other free software projects..."
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