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  1. What Is Ubuntu? • Open Source • Uses Linux / GNU kernel • Based On Debian • Free! • Sponsored by Canonical

  2. What Does it Mean? • “oo-BOON-too” • Means Humanity • “I am who I am who I am because of those around me” • Strong Community

  3. Aims • Average User • “Out of the box” • Support as much hardware as possible • Lots of support • Use only open source where possible • In as many languages as possible

  4. Releases • Released 20.10.2004 • Every 6 months • LTS every 2 years • 1 month after Gnome release • Year and month of release as version number • Codenames – alphabetical, adjective and animal • Naming is a community effort

  5. Variations • Ubuntu • Kubuntu • Xubuntu • Edubuntu • Server • JeOS

  6. Features • Easy to install • Microsoft Migration Tool • Live CD or Alternate • Sudo • Open Office • Can run portable • Good package management

  7. Community Offshoots • GoBuntu • Ubuntu Studio • Ubuntu Ultimate • Ubuntu Mobile • PSUbuntu

  8. Server • CLI • Samba • LAMP • Webmin

  9. Interested? • Download from site • Torrent it • Dual Boot • www.ubuntu.com • www.ubuntuforums.org • www.howtoforge.com