Official release of Ubuntu Linux

By   |  October 20, 2004

South Africa\’s Mark Shuttleworth today announced the first release of Ubuntu Linux on behalf of the Ubuntu Linux team. In an email to the various Ubuntu mailing lists, Shuttleworth wrote: \”The warm-hearted Warthogs of the Warty Team are proud to present the very first release of Ubuntu!\” The earlier beta version of the Ubuntu OS was released in mid-September. (story here)

In the announcement the team said \”Ubuntu is a new Linux distribution that brings together the extraordinary breadth of Debian with a fast and easy install, regular releases every six months, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of security and technical support for every release.\”

Shuttleworth is the key funder behind the Ubuntu Linux project.

Ubuntu Linux is free for all users and the Ubuntu team says it is \”committed to keeping Ubuntu Linux free of charge\”.

Ubuntu runs on x86, AMD64 and PPC processors. Other ports are under way.

Ubuntu can be downloaded at http://www.ubuntulinux.org/download/ or order it for free from http://shipit.ubuntulinux.org/

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