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Ubuntu was awarded a PC World 2006 World Class Award, identifying it as one of PC World's '100 Best Products of the Year. Winners were announced in the July 2006 issue of PC World.
Ubuntu, which has become one of the world's most popular Linux distributions in recent years, launched its latest version on June 1. The new release, entitled Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support), has a specific emphasis on the needs of large organisations with both desktop and server versions.
Ubuntu is freely available, including security updates for five years on servers, with no restrictions on usage and no requirement to purchase support contracts or subscriptions per deployment. Full telephone & online support on commercial terms is available globally from Canonical Ltd and other companies.