Since the first release nine years ago today, Ubuntu Linux has been powering millions of PCs around the world. Love it or hate it, the Ubuntu project has made a great stride for the overall betterment of Linux, and no one can deny that. As its founder Mark Shuttleworth puts it, Ubuntu is all about total commitment to everyday users, making things “just work” for them.
Celebrating its 9th birthday today, I am going to share interesting facts and history behind Ubuntu Linux.
1. “Ubuntu” is an ancient African word translated to “humanity towards others”, which aptly describes the open source community spirit behind Ubuntu project.
2. The Ubuntu symbol in the official logo is called “Circle of Friends”, and represents: freedom, collaboration, precision and reliability.
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