Ubuntu is a FOSS operating system based on Debian-Linux (with a GNOME? desktop), and a family of related projects. It is sponsored by Canonical.

Main site: http://www.ubuntu.com/(approve sites)

Ubuntu (Debian Linux distribution)

The current version is Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), which was released on April 19, 2007. "Version 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) is scheduled for release on October 18, 2007." (Wikipedia)

Ubuntu localisation in Africa

African languages in which Ubuntu is, or is in the process of being, localised:

Ubuntu "Local Community" (LoCo) teams exist for several African countries https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamList (as of 3/2007):

Ubuntu family/variants

According to Wikipedia, the "family" or "variants" of Ubuntu distributions includes:

  • Ubuntu (described above)
  • Kubuntu, the KDE desktop on top of the Ubuntu core system.
  • Xubuntu, the Xfce desktop on top of the Ubuntu core system.
  • Edubuntu, the Ubuntu core improved specifically for educational or thin-client environments.
  • Gobuntu, a stripped variant of Ubuntu consisting entirely of free software.

Other references & links

Wikipedia, "Canonical Ltd.," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canonical_Ltd.

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