Chapter 1 Introducing Ubuntu!

Welcome to the Ubuntu Linux universe, one and all!

So, what is Ubuntu Linux? I could tell you that Ubuntu Linux is currently one of the hottest Linux distributions around with one of the most active and dedicated user and development communities. We could also take a look and see what the Ubuntu Web site has to say.

“Ubuntu” is an ancient African word, meaning “humanity to others.” Ubuntu also means “I am what I am because of who we all are.” The Ubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.

Ubuntu Linux (and Kubuntu Linux) are funded and supported by the Shuttleworth Foundation, headed by billionaire Mark Shuttleworth. I mention this to say that Ubuntu Linux is a solid organization ...

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