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A number of companies now come with Ubuntu preloaded [1]. In February 2008, Dell began adding Ubuntu to it's Inspiron 1525. In May 2009 their Studio XPS 13-inch laptop became available with Ubuntu though it did not ship with the then most recent recent release, Jaunty Jackalope/9.04. Linux Dell is going to offer Ubuntu Feisty Fawn v7.04 on a select number of desktop and notebook PC's.

Official versions of Ubuntu from Canonical Ltd.

  • Ubuntu Desktop Edition: Ubuntu is the core desktop version.
  • Ubuntu Server Edition: same as the core desktop version minus the GUI (good for old computers and for servers).
  • Kubuntu: the Ubuntu desktop version with KDE (the K Desktop Environment) instead of the default GNOME.
  • Xubuntu: a lightweight version of Ubuntu with the Xfce window manager instead of GNOME and KDE. Xubuntu is great for older PC's or for people who want a small, customizable operating system.
Ubuntu Kubuntu Xubuntu
GNOME desktop environment. Package manager: Synaptic KDE desktop environment. Package manager: Adept Xfce desktop environment. Package manager: Synaptic

Current releases

  • Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal is the next release planned for 28 April 2011.
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat is the current release.
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynxis the release before Maverick Meercat.
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala is the release before Lucid Lynx.
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope is the release before Karmic Koala, and currenty supported.
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex is the release before Jaunty, and currently supported.
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is the current Long Term Support Release.
  • Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog, released on 20 October 2004, was Canonical's first release of Ubuntu.

Unofficial Releases

  • Fluxbuntu: Fluxbuntu is a lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu. It uses less computer memory and resources. Fluxbuntu uses the Fluxbox Window Manager instead of GNOME, KDE, or Xfce. Fluxbuntu is not only meant for older PC's, but also for Fluxbox users/lovers.
  • gNewSense:gNewSense is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and has all the non-free multi-verse repositories removed and all linux kernel non-free software("binary blobs") removed, thereby making it completely free. This distribution has the support of the Free Software Foundation(FSF).

Links

Official Ubuntu links

Community Ubuntu links

  • Ubuntu Forums Web based support forums. A very active site and a good place for everyone.
  • Ubuntu Guide A well documented wiki supported by the community.
  • A Ubuntu blog Good for beginners and fairly advanced users. Regularly updated.

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