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Each release has both a code name and a version number. The version number is based on the year and month of release. For example, the very first release of Ubuntu 4.10 was released on October 20, 2004. Consequently, version numbers for future versions are provisional; if the release is delayed until a different month to that planned, the version number changes accordingly.
The first characters of release names form an alphabetical series. This makes it easy to e.g., recognize which release is newer if someone writes "This bug seems to be related to Gutsy rather than Feisty". Exceptions are the first few releases that should have begun with A, B, C.
Here is a list of all Ubuntu releases to date:
- Warty Warthog (4.10)
- Hoary Hedgehog (5.04)
- Breezy Badger (5.10)
- Dapper Drake (6.06)
- Edgy Eft (6.10)
- Feisty Fawn (7.04)
- Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)
- Hardy Heron (8.04)
- Intrepid Ibex (8.10)
- Jaunty Jackalope (9.04)
- Karmic Koala (9.10)
- Lucid Lynx (10.04)
You can find more info, and download the latest release of Ubuntu here.
Ubuntu Support and Troubleshooting
Ubuntu related configurations and troubleshooting
What is Ubuntu?
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, and servers. Ubuntu aims to provide an up-to-date yet stable operating system for the average user, and features a strong focus on usability, regular releases, and ease of installation. Ubuntu is sponsored by Canonical Ltd, owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. The name of the distribution comes from the southern African concept of ubuntu which may be rendered roughly as "humanity toward others", "we are people because of other people", or "I am who I am because of who we all are", though other meanings have been suggested. This Linux distribution is named Ubuntu as it is expected to bring the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world. Ubuntu is free software and users can share it among each other.
Vanilla Loves Ubuntu!
We certainly do. Located in Cape Town, our Vanilla headquarters are made up solely of UNIX based operating systems, namely Ubuntu and Mac OS X. We are firm supporters of Open Source Software, and try to encourage our customers to do the same. Ubuntu sports Mozilla Firefox, the world's leading web browser, and Evolution Mail, a fully featured email client. The best part: It is entirely free!
As we like to convert our users, we would never throw you in without a paddle, so in response to our UNIX policy, Vanilla offers all its customers Ubuntu and Mac OS support. As we are an ISP, therefore specializing in internet, our expertise reside there, but with our excellent UNIX technical support team, we are sure to help you out in any way possible. For too long has Ubuntu been an operating system thought to be used solely by professionals, now you have the power of UNIX.
Ubuntu Tech Support
Here you can find several setup routines for Ubuntu, including dialup, DSL, and email connectivity. As a Vanilla customer, you qualify for our Linux support team, so give us a shout if you are having any trouble.