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Experiencing Ubuntu Dapper 6.06

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The release of Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 caused a lot of buzz even before it happened. The actual release was originally planned for May 2006 and if it wasn't postponed for June 1st it would have been called 5.06 according to its version naming scheme (5 for month and 06 for the current year). Mark Shuttleworth's request for postponing, the consequential decision making process (which was open), but also some friction regarding the kubuntu project management only contributed to the already quite high awareness, or "buzz", around this popular GNU/Linux distribution.

So, what's it all about? What does this GNU/Linux distribution really deliver? This review is about that new Ubuntu experience.

PRE-INSTALLATION:

Ubuntu Dapper installation CD doubles as a live CD which allows you to try Ubuntu before you have actually installed it on your hard drive. It is basically set up almost exactly the same as the default Ubuntu install. The only visible difference is that livecd contains a couple of icons on the desktop and the default install doesn't. The icons are the "examples" folder shortcut and the "install" shortcut (which launches the installation program). I have no doubts that a curious user will want to click on that "examples" folder to see what's in it.

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