"In just the few years that Ubuntu Linux has been around it has
become one of the most popular Linux versions available, ahead of
others such as Red Hat, Suse and Mandriva.
And not only is Ubuntu a popular distribution in its own right
but it has spawned a new generation of Linux versions that use its
underlying code to build versions for particular interest groups.
Apart from the official Ubuntu derivatives such as Xubuntu, Kubuntu
and Edubuntu, there are tens of other distributions built around
the Ubuntu community;"