Category archives: Introduction

Versions of Ubuntu

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A new version of Ubuntu is released every 6 months and usually supported for for 18  (with the exception of L.T.R – long time support- release which is supported for 3 years)

The numbering scheme of each release is the year of release followed by the month of release.These releases referred to by their nicknames, usually involving alliteration, an adjective, and an animal.
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About the Name

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The name Ubuntu is a South African ethical ideology focusing on  people’s allegiances and relations with each other. The word comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages. Ubuntu  (pronounced “oo-BOON-too”) is seen as a traditional African concept, is regarded as one of the founding principles of the new republic of South Africa  and is connected to the idea of an African Renaissance.
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What is Ubuntu

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what is Ubuntu

Ubuntu is an entirely open source operating system built around the Linux kernel. The Ubuntu community is built around the ideals enshrined in the Ubuntu Philosophy: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit. For those reasons:
Ubuntu will always be free of charge, and there is no extra fee for the “enterprise edition,” the best work is made for every individual and available to everyone on the same Free terms.  —Canonical will actually ship Ubuntu CDs (worldwide) and pay for the shipping as well. Granted, these freely shipped CDs can take around two months to arrive, but you can’t really complain if you’re not paying for postage.
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