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Hands on: Understanding Dapper Drake

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After a short delay, Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) was released in June. Originally scheduled for mid-April, the developers decided to let the date slip six weeks to allow for concentrated bug fixing and some final polishing.

The previous version, 5.10 (Breezy Badger), was immensely successful, and Dapper’s release was, not surprisingly, long awaited.

Earlier this year we ran a series on installing and configuring Breezy (available for free online), and so this month we will update that to cover this latest release. The new version was also included in PCW magazine's September cover DVD.

There are several options to consider before installing Ubuntu. First, there are four versions from which to choose: the original Ubuntu itself and its three variants Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Edubuntu.

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