The Difference

The Difference There are many different operating systems based on Linux: Debian, SuSE, Gentoo, RedHat, and Mandriva are examples. Ubuntu is yet another contender in what is already a highly competitive world. So what makes Ubuntu different? -Based on Debian, one of the most widely acclaimed, technologically advanced, and well-supported…

Versions of Ubuntu

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…

About the Name

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…

What is Ubuntu

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…