Evolution of Ubuntu Over the Years - A Brief History
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"Ubuntu 4.10 codenamed 'Warty Warthog' marked the beginning of a
new kid in the block, the first and foremost release of Ubuntu by
Canonical foundation. This new Linux distro was based on Debian and
aimed at giving new users a trouble free experience of Linux. This
release also crucially brought the Ubuntu shipit feature where by
users could get Ubuntu installation CD's mailed to their homes for
free through a simple signup. Shipit was one of those important
features that augmented the widespread adoption of Ubuntu.
"Ubuntu 5.04 codenamed 'Hoary Hedgehog' was released on 8 April
2005. From this second release onwards, massive changes started to
trickle in. Ubuntu 5.04 added many new features including an update
manager, upgrade notifier, readahead and grepmap, suspend,
hibernate and standby support, dynamic frequency scaling for
processors among many other major improvements. Ubuntu 5.04 even
introduced support for installation from USB devices. "