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Ubuntu Linux is a free Debian based Linux distribution sponsored by Canonical Ltd which is owned by Mark Shuttleworth the former owner of Thawte. Ubuntu features a fast and easy to use installer and is based around the Gnome window manager. KDE fans can now install a derived version of Ubuntu with the KDE desktop manager called Kubuntu.

The distributors intend to have a regular release schedule with releases approximately every 6 months and intend to have technical and security support updates for 18 months for each release at no cost to the end user. Ubuntu currenty supports x86, amd64 and ppc architectures and intends to support more in the future.

Because it is based on Debian, Ubuntu Linux uses the deb package format and can be updated using the Synaptic package management tool. Synaptic is a GUI based tool for installing, updating and deleting installed packages on the system.

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Ubuntu Linux 8.04

Ubuntu 8.04 was released on Thursday 24 April 2008.

Ubuntu 8.04 comes in three editions 1) the live/install CD which boots up directly from the CD and then has the option to install; 2) the alternate install CD which boots straight into the installer and allows for enhanced installation options; and 3) the server install. Most users will want the regular live/install CD.

Read the press release and the release notes on the Ubuntu website for more details.

The Linux CD Mall will be reopening soon.

32 bit or 64 bit? If the processor in your computer is an AMD64 or an Intel64 then you can use the 64 bit version. If in doubt about which to buy, choose the 32 bit version as it will work on both types.

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Your Ubuntu CD is created using high quality Verbatim DataLifePlus CDs and is sent in a DVD sized case as shown below. The case is then shipped bubble wrapped in a plastic waterproof mailer.

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Ubuntu Linux 7.10

Ubuntu 7.10 was released on October 18th 2007.

Ubuntu 7.10 comes in three editions 1) the live/install CD which boots up directly from the CD and then has the option to install; 2) the alternate install CD which boots straight into the installer and allows for enhanced installation options; and 3) the server install. Most users will want the regular live/install CD.

The Linux CD Mall will be reopening soon.

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32 bit or 64 bit? If the processor in your computer is an AMD64 or an Intel64 then you can use the 64 bit version. If in doubt about which to buy, choose the 32 bit version as it will work on both types.

Ubuntu Linux 7.04

Ubuntu 7.04 was released on April 19th 2007.

Ubuntu 7.04 comes in three editions 1) the live/install CD which boots up directly from the CD and then has the option to install; 2) the alternate install CD which boots straight into the installer and allows for enhanced installation options; and 3) the server install. Most users will want the regular install CD.

The Linux CD Mall will be reopening soon.

32 bit, 64 bit or PPC? If the processor in your computer is an AMD64 or an Intel64 then you can use the 64 bit version. PPC are for the PowerPC architecture and will run on older Apple Mac computers. All other computers should use the 32 bit version. If in doubt about which to buy, choose the 32 bit version as it will work on both types.

Ubuntu Linux 6.10

Ubuntu 6.10 was released on October 26th 2006.

Ubuntu 6.10 comes in three editions 1) the live/install CD which boots up directly from the CD and then has the option to install; 2) the alternate install CD which boots straight into the installer and allows for enhanced installation options; and 3) the server install. Most users will want the regular install CD.

The release announcement is available here

The Linux CD Mall will be reopening soon.

32 bit, 64 bit or PPC? If the processor in your computer is an AMD64 or an Intel64 then you can use the 64 bit version. PPC are for the PowerPC architecture and will run on older Apple Mac computers. All other computers should use the 32 bit version. If in doubt about which to buy, choose the 32 bit version as it will work on both types.

Ubuntu Linux 6.06.2

Ubuntu 6.06.2 was released on January 21st 2008 and is the second maintenance release of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, which continues to be supported with maintenance updates and security fixes until June 2009 on desktops and June 2011 on servers.

Please note: this release comes in the server edition only.

Read the full release annoucement on the Ubuntu website.

The Linux CD Mall will be reopening soon.

32 bit, 64 bit or PPC? If the processor in your computer is an AMD64 or an Intel64 then you can use the 64 bit version. PPC are for the PowerPC architecture and will run on older Apple Mac computers. All other computers should use the 32 bit version. If in doubt about which to buy, choose the 32 bit version as it will work on both types.

Ubuntu Linux 6.06.1

Ubuntu 6.06.1 was released on August 10th 2006 and contains over 300 bug and security fixes to the original 6.06 release. It comes in three editions 1) the live/install CD which boots up directly from the CD and then has the option to install; 2) the alternate install CD which boots straight into the installer and allows for enhanced installation options; and 3) the server install. Most users will want the regular install CD.

Ubuntu 6.06.1 comes with the Linux kernel 2.6.15, xorg 7.0, Gnome 2.14.1 and OpenOffice 2.0.2.

The release annoucement is available here

The Linux CD Mall will be reopening soon.

32 bit, 64 bit or PPC? If the processor in your computer is an AMD64 or an Intel64 then you can use the 64 bit version. PPC are for the PowerPC architecture and will run on older Apple Mac computers. All other computers should use the 32 bit version. If in doubt about which to buy, choose the 32 bit version as it will work on both types.

Ubuntu Linux 6.06

Ubuntu 6.06 was released on June 1st 2006. This release is titled Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support) and be supported with maintenance updates and security fixes until June 2009 on desktops and June 2011 on servers.

Ubuntu 6.06 comes with the Linux kernel 2.6.15, xorg 7.0, Gnome 2.14.1 and OpenOffice 2.0.2.

Read the press release and the release notes on the Ubuntu website or more details.

The Linux CD Mall will be reopening soon.

32 bit, 64 bit or PPC? If the processor in your computer is an AMD64 or an Intel64 then you can use the 64 bit version. PPC are for the PowerPC architecture and will run on older Apple Mac computers. All other computers should use the 32 bit version. If in doubt about which to buy, choose the 32 bit version as it will work on both types.

Screenshots

The screenshots below are taken from Ubuntu Live 4.10, although Ubuntu should look and feel the same across all platforms; I have used both the live i386 version and installed it on a Mac iBook.

Click the thumbnail image to view a larger image. Mousing over the image shows you how large it is in kb and gives a brief description. All screenshots were taken at 1024x768 screen resolution and have been scaled down to a 600x450 image.

ubuntu screenshot 33kb - default desktopubuntu screenshot 47kb - mozilla firefox and the gimpubuntu screenshot 30kb - gnome theme preferences and open office writerubuntu screenshot 30kb - the gimp with open dialogubuntu screenshot 36kb - various gnome settingsubuntu screenshot 36kb - novell ximian evolutionubuntu screenshot 41kb - synaptic package manager and login screen setup

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