Must Know 5 Amazing Facts About Ubuntu Linux
In 2004, the Ubuntu 4.10 released first, it is an open-source Linux distribution. It is one of the popular Linux distribution among the thousands of Linux distribution. Before start saying the mind-blowing facts of Ubuntu I must say the reasons behind its popularity. Firstly, it is beginner–friendly, and the other reasons are, it is easy to use, supports rich features, and high customization facility. Because of these all reasons, Ubuntu had given another identity to Linux.
It’s Time To Know The Most Mind-blowing Facts About Ubuntu
1. UBUNTU DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
To keep the OS updated with the latest technologies, regular development is vital. Ubuntu follow that rule, it presents a six-month new version release cycle, their every release supports an official name based on ‘Ubuntu X.Y‘ format, there ‘X‘ represents the year, and ‘Y‘ represents the month. Thus, through the released version name, anyone can know Ubuntu’s new version releasing time. For example, the latest Ubuntu version 20.04 says the 20’s meaning is the year 2020, and the 04’s meaning is the month of April.
2. A PRIVATE COMPANY BEHIND UBUNTU, CANONICAL
Canonical, a vast company that plays a major role in Ubuntu’s victory. Ubuntu’s distribution feature is operated and financially assisted by the Canonical. Because of Canonical, not only Ubuntu is able to release a new version every six months, but it also helps in security updates and support for five years, and that also extendable for the enterprise. Undoubtedly, Canonical plays a big role in Ubuntu’s success.
3. PERSON BEHIND CURTAIN, MARK SHUTTLEWORTH
The popular creation ‘Ubuntu‘ and its popular creator Mark Shuttleworth, is a South African and British businessman. He signed up with Debian during his college to contribute and build a package and later he was a Debian maintainer of Apache, before creating the Ubuntu. He creates the Canonical Ltd and the well-known open-source Linux distribution, Ubuntu. The Canonical, develops, funds, and maintains Ubuntu and other open-source projects. Currently, Mark Shuttleworth is the CEO of the company that he founded, Canonical Ltd.
4. MEANING OF UBUNTU
The ‘Ubuntu‘ has a very powerful meaning, it is an African word, that means “a sense of benefits to all of us who treat people well“, or “humanity towards others“. If you see at the logo of ‘Ubuntu‘ you will see three people supporting and forming a community together by holding each other’s arms. Ubuntu’s goal is similar to its name’s meaning, maybe they really want to create “humanity towards others“.
5. FIRST AFRICAN IN SPACE, MARK SHUTTLEWORTH
Exploring the world and software innovation is Mark Shuttleworth’s identity. In 2020, that’s why he ended up in space becoming the first African and second self-funded space tourist, he spent eight days participating and experiments on some subjects (like as, genome research, and AIDS) at the ISS (International Space Station).