Ubuntu - Linux for Human Beings!

Ubuntu Documentation Project <[email protected]>

Credits and License
Disclaimer

Abstract

This document is an introduction to Ubuntu. It explains the Ubuntu philosophy and roots, gives information about how to contribute to Ubuntu, and shows how to get help with Ubuntu.


Table of Contents

About the Name
Free Software
The Difference
The Desktop
Version and Release Numbers
Backing and Support
What is Linux?
What is GNU?

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Thank you for your interest in Ubuntu 6.10 - the Edgy Eft - released in October 2006.

Ubuntu is an entirely open source operating system built around the Linux kernel. The Ubuntu community is built around the ideals enshrined in the Ubuntu Philosophy: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit. For those reasons:

Find out more at the Ubuntu website.