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  1. 1. Ubuntu An overview of the most popular Linux distro
  2. 2. History <ul><li>Ubuntu was forked from Debian to make an easy-to-use version of Debian Linux in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>The first release of Ubuntu was in October of 2004, known as Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog  </li></ul><ul><li>It was not as polished as the current releases </li></ul><ul><li>Later releases became much more polished </li></ul>
  3. 3. Policy <ul><li>Ubuntu releases new versions of their distro every six months. The next version of Ubuntu will be released next month in October  </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu ships with the GNOME desktop environment though KDE is available in the repositories and in Ubuntu's sister project, Kubuntu </li></ul><ul><li>Other desktop environments are included in repositories  such as XFCE and Fvwm </li></ul>
  4. 4. A recent version of Ubuntu
  5. 5. Improvements <ul><li>Ubuntu has added new features faster than other distros such as Red Hat and other distros </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For example, Ubuntu has Compiz-fusion enabled by default  while others do not </li></ul><ul><li>Also, Ubuntu uses a very optimized boot process when compared to some other distros </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conclusion <ul><li>Ubuntu is a great Linux distribution and as of 2009 remains one of the most popular, even more popular than Debian, the distro it was forked from </li></ul>