See also: Linux distributions

Home page: http://www.ubuntu.comSlogan: “Linux for Human Beings”Logo: ubuntu.gif

Ubuntu Linux is a user-friendly Linux distribution by Mark Shuttleworth’s Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu is the African word for “humanity to others”. It is based on Debian with many user-friendly-related changes. It aims to be compatible with Debian though. Sister projects include Kubuntu (Ubuntu for KDE) and Edubuntu (Educational version). Canonical pledges Ubuntu will always be free of charge however for those who prefer there is commercial, technical support available in several flavors.

The current release at this time of writing (27 july 2005) is “Hoary Hedgehog”.


  • Ubuntuguide – A quick guide and FAQ for Ubuntu, in English. Recommended to get certain proprietary software to work after a vanilla installation.

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