Ubuntu Linux Just Keeps Getting Better

August 8, 2006 at 9:22 am (Ubuntu)

“Ubuntu is an African word that means “humanity to others” and Ubuntu Linux was created to pass that spirit onto computer users around the world. Ubuntu is based on Debian and is released roughly every six months (you can get more background information about Ubuntu’s development history and its founder Mark Shuttleworth from Wikipedia). In this review we’ll take a look at Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (code named Dapper Drake). Ubuntu come in builds for Intel x86, PowerPC, and AMD64-bit processors and community support via web forums is also available.

We liked this version of Ubuntu, with its very fast, new graphical installer based on the Live CD Faster system startup and login, simplified menu organization, graphical shutdown process, easy access to power management settings with GNOME Power Manager It also now includes GNOME 2.14.1, OpenOffice.org 2.0.2, X.org 7.0 and a plethora of included application choices, but there’s still no VPN wizard, and playing DVDs should be simpler.”
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