Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Hands on: Understanding Dapper Drake

Filed under
Ubuntu

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.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Red Hat News

Kernel Space/Linux

today's howtos

Ten Years as Desktop Linux User: My Open Source World, Then and Now

I've been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years. I installed Linux to my laptop for the first time in the summer of 2006. I started with SUSE, then moved onto Mandriva and finally settled on Fedora Core. By early 2007 I was using Fedora full time. There was no more Windows partition on my laptop. When I ran into problems or incompatibilities with Linux, my options were to sink or swim. There was no Windows to revert back to. Read more