Ubuntu-Pakistan New Ubuntu Linux Version 5.10 has been released,
get your free CDs,
request for training and technical support are invited.
Fouad Riaz Bajwa
bajwa at fossfp.org
Sun Oct 16 09:48:57 CDT 2005
Lahore 13th October 2005:
FOSSFP is pleased to announce that Canonical Ltd and Ubuntu Foundation
www.ubuntu.com have made the availability of the latest version of Ubuntu.
Designed to make Linux easy for everyone, the Ubuntu is targeted at PC users
who are looking at a flexible, easy to use desktop, as well as providing all
the required features and applications that businesses need on both desktops
Ubuntu's Edubuntu for Schools and Educational Institutions
This release features a new flavor of Ubuntu, called Edubuntu, which is a
specialized version developed in collaboration with teachers and education
specialists for classroom deployment.
Ubuntu support for OEMs
It also has support for OEMs pre-installing Linux on new machines, either
exclusively or alongside Microsoft Windows, making Ubuntu 5.10 the premier
choice for system builders worldwide.
With a commitment to be available at no charge, have no restrictive
licensing, and provide security updates for 18 months after each release,
Ubuntu is uniquely placed to deliver Linux to all types users. Add the
professional technical support from many companies around the world, and
Ubuntu becomes the latest Linux to offer a solid base for all businesses.
Ubuntu Desktop & Server Versions
Ubuntu 5.10 comes with two CDs : one for installing onto a PC or server, and
the other to run as a Live CD, enabling anyone to try Ubuntu on their
computer without disturbing their existing installation.
Get your Ubuntu CD Free!
Ubuntu is free to everyone, no matter where they are in the world. The new
release is available to download at www.ubuntu.com/download or by
registering for the ShipIt program at shipit.ubuntu.com.
Ubuntu (based on the GNOME desktop) and Kubuntu (based on the KDE desktop)
will be available simultaneously and will support 32 and 64 bit PCs, and
PowerPCs , together with a broad range of graphics cards, audio devices,
printers, scanners, plus network and Bluetooth devices.
A major feature of Ubuntu 5.10 is the built-in thin client functionality -
produced in cooperation with the Linux Terminal Server Project - making
Ubuntu particularly advantageous in schools and for businesses with older
hardware or who are looking to reduce total cost of ownership through
effective Linux deployments. Ubuntu leads the world in the integration of
thin client technology, making it the distribution of choice for large
corporate desktop deployments where management costs and security are of
GNOME 2.12 and KDE 3.4.3 provide the very latest user interfaces, and
OpenOffice.org 2.0 enables support for the new OASIS Open Document Format,
recently adopted as the standard by governments such as the State of
Massachusetts. Applications in 5.10 are now linked into the Launchpad
infrastructure which enables more effective collaboration between open
source developers. Visit Launchpad at www.launchpad.net to find out how
Launchpad is helping developers work together to produce translations, track
bugs and work together with distributed version control.
New support for up to 4 gigabytes of RAM on 32-bit architectures is
included, as is kernel support for cluster filesystems ( OCFS2 and GFS ) :
enabling the use of Ubuntu in high performance computing ( HPC )
environments such as clusters and grids.
A new easy to use tool for supporting multiple languages is included
together with full support for HP all-in-one printer/scanner devices.
The kernel version is 184.108.40.206 with many updated drivers and extensive
laptop support, with GCC 4.0.1 and glibc 2.3.5 Ubuntu is fast and easy to
install, has regular, defined release cycles and installs a selection of the
most popular excellent open source packages. To gain access to more software
than you can imagine, simply use the built in update process. Ubuntu is part
of the Debian family of distributions, with familiar administration and
package selection and provides the largest number of applications available.
For those those who watch the Ubuntu code names closely, we are pleased to
welcome the Breezy Badger, and look forward to the Dapper Drake.
Since its launch in October 2004, Ubuntu has become one of the most highly
regarded Linux distributions, with millions distributed and in use around
the world. Based on Debian, Ubuntu will always be free, and will not have
restrictive licences associated with it. With these goals in mind at all
times, Ubuntu aims at being the most widely used of all Linux systems, and
is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem. Find out more
about Ubuntu at www.ubuntu-pk.org or www.ubuntu.com.
Fouad Riaz Bajwa
FOSSFP: Free & Open Source Software Foundation of Pakistan ®
e-mail: bajwa at fossfp.org
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