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Ubuntu tips June 1 upgrade, server release plans

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UK-based Canonical Ltd. will introduce all-new versions of its popular Debian-based Linuxes -- Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu -- along with its first enterprise server edition on June 1, a company spokesman told DesktopLinux.com May 25.

The full release of Ubuntu 6.06 -- code-named Dapper Drake and featuring the latest GNOME desktop -- includes both installable live desktop CDs and text-mode install CDs for three architectures. Canonical will mail free CDs upon request beginning June 1, the spokesman said.

Kubuntu is based on the same Debian-powered core as Ubuntu, but utilizes the KDE desktop environment and application packages instead of GNOME. Edubuntu, meanwhile, has a customized interface and applications for the educational sector.

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