Ubuntu - Linux for Human Beings!

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Credits and License


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

Learn about Ubuntu
About the Name
Free Software
The Difference
Long-Term Support
The Desktop
Version and Release Numbers
Backing and Support
What is Linux?
What is GNU?
Participate in Ubuntu
Get Help with Ubuntu

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Thank you for your interest in Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS - the Dapper Drake - released in June 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.