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Ubuntu’s 7th Birthday Today: Look Back At Where It All Began

How old do you think Ubuntu is? With 15 releases under its belt, and another on the way, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a lot older than it actually is!

But exactly 7 years ago today Mark Shuttleworth and his team of ‘warm-hearted Warthogs’ announced the first release of Ubuntu.

“Ubuntu is a new Linux distribution that brings together the extraordinary breadth of Debian with a fast and easy install, regular releases (every six months), a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of security and technical support for every release.”

Ubuntu would go on to become the most popular Linux operating system in the world thanks to its emphasis on user-friendliness, feature set and attention to detail.

A motive perfectly summed up in the old Ubuntu motto: “Linux for human beings.”

Read more at OMG! Ubuntu

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