Meaning for : Humanity to Others (Zulu)
Those who uphold the principle of Ubuntu
throughout their lives will, in death, achieve a unity
with those still living.
Some details about Ubuntu
The Word Ubuntu has its origin in the Bantu Languages
of Southern Africa. It is a classical african concept.
Ubuntu has its roots in the Debian GNU/Linux
Concept of Ubuntu: Several relationship with Others.
South Africa : “zulu” (maxim: umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu)
Zimbabwe : “unhu” (Shona: munhu munhu nekuda kwevanhu)
Time Line of Ubuntu
2004 Mark Shuttleworth ( Owned by South African)
First Official Release of Ubuntu – Oct. 2004. Also they introduce
Numbering System Y.MM.
Ubuntu 4.10 ( “Sounder”)
2005 – Ubuntu Developers
Ubuntu 5.04 (“Hoary Hedgehog”). At same time First Release of
Kubuntu for KDE fans.
Ubuntu 5.10 (Edubuntu = Ubuntu & Kubuntu)
2006 – LTS Release
First “Long Term Support” Release of Ubuntu. They are
decided to provide with 18 months of free security &
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (“Dapper Drake”) in June.
With that they also serve single live cd, in which there was a
formal Server Edition.
2008 – Second LTS Version
After One and Half year they released Second Long Term
Support version. April 2008,
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Later that year, they released with feature is the Windows
installer for Ubuntu. Oct. 2008,
Ubuntu 8.10 (“Wubi”)
2009 – Ubuntu get Popularism
At April 2009 they include the Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR)
for small screen Netbook devices.
Now we are celebrating the current version of Ubuntu with
more additional features released in October 2009.
Ubuntu 9.10 (“Karmic Koala”)
Releasing Periods of Ubuntu
1. New versions of Ubuntu for every 6 months.
2. Providing security fixes, patches to critical bugs and minor
program updates to Ubuntu for every 18 months.
3. Long Term Support(LTS) versions of Ubuntu for every 2 years.
4. They supported 3 years on the Desktop
5. And they supports 5 years for servers.
Benefits of Ubuntu
1. Provides a low total cost of ownership.
2. Easily integrates with your existing networks.
3. Offers multiple life cycle scenarios for you to choose
4. Is provided with free life maintenance.
5. Energy efficient, low memory and disk footprint
Benefits of Ubuntu
6. No license or maintenance fees
7. An expanding ecosystem
8. Minimal maintenance
9. Growing community of peers and references
10. Is backed by Canonical's worldclass support.
Achievements using Ubuntu
Approximately 30% of Linux desktop
installations in both 2006 & 2007
Ubuntu has been selected by readers of
desktoplinux.com as the most popular Linux
Have Delight with Ubuntu 9.10
V. Bala Kr ishnan,
Kanchi LUG Member.