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Ubuntu 6.06 Released (geek stuff)

In Computers, Linux on 2006-06-01 by petervk

So, you knew it was all coming.

I will talk about geeky stuff from time to time.

First off, Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper Drake" was released today.

For all the unenlightened out there, Ubuntu is a distribution of Linux. Linux is an operating system, just like Windows, but its free. As it is not Windows, it is not affected by viruses, spyware, and the greediness of Bill Gates. Also, Ubuntu is not just an operating system, it comes with a full office suite (think Microsoft Office), an Image editing program (think Photoshop), a Mail/Calendar application (think Microsoft Outlook), an Instant messaging client (MSN messenger), the best web browser in the world (Firefox), and also has the ability to install thousands of other free software applications with a few clicks.

Ubuntu is widely considered to be the best Linux distro because of its extensive hardware support, ease of use, and abundance of included free software. I use it exclusively on my laptop and its has been working amazing for me.

The website gives a great overview, I'd suggest checking it out. Ubuntu on the desktop
If you are interested, go to http://shipit.ubuntu.com/ and they will ship you CD's for free.

If you are really interested, and you don't what to wait the 4-6 weeks for the CD's to arrive, I'd suggest downloading it and giving it a try. You will need a blank cd, and some form of cd burning software. Just burn the image file you downloaded to a CD, place it in the cdrom drive and restart the computer. After your done trying it out, shut down the computer and take the CD out. (Download Link) (you will want the "PC (Intel x86) desktop CD")

So, thats my plug. Hope it wasn't too boring.

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3 Responses to “Ubuntu 6.06 Released (geek stuff)”

  1. Hehe.. I didn’t even read it. I don’t even want to try.

    I’m impressed your blogging all this so much!!! KEEP at it 🙂

  2. yay for linux…rah rah…sigh…I’m glad you’ve found something you really like.

    hooray for blogging though.

  3. w00t!
    Dapper install party coming up!
    =P

    (at least you know you’ve got one reader who will understand all such posts)

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