From Warty Warthog to Oneiric Ocelot- Seven Years of Ubuntu [Editorial]

From Warty Warthog to Oneiric Ocelot- Seven Years of Ubuntu [Editorial]

The first Ubuntu

Ubuntu Warthy Warthog was the first Ubuntu and we can take a walk down the memory lane with this video of Warty.

The announcement statement of Warty Warthog said,

The warm-hearted Warthogs of the Warty Team are proud to present the very first release of Ubuntu!

Ubuntu is a new Linux distribution that brings together the extraordinary breadth of Debian with a fast and easy install, regular releases (every six months), a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of security and technical support for every release.

You get a distribution that is:

  • absolutely committed to free software, every end-user application on the CD is free software
  • 100% free of charge, and the Ubuntu team is committed to keeping Ubuntu free of charge
  • security updates for the distribution at no charge for 18 months for any release
  • updated to the latest desktop and kernel and infrastructure every six months with a new release
  • supports x86, amd64 and ppc processors, with additional ports under way

I still remember when Karmic Koala came out and Ubuntu completed five long years of delivering a great operating system.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.