Test driving Ubuntu’s Dapper Drake

ENTER THE DRAKE

Article from Issue 71/2006
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Is Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake worthy of an update? That depends on what you are looking for. We took a tour of the latest Ubuntu.

User-friendliness and stability were the goals that began Ubuntu’s [1] drive to conquer the world of Linux. Within just a few months of the original release two years ago, Ubuntu was hailed as a shooting star for bringing up-to-date software to the Debian base and opening up the desktop to Linux newcomers. In contrast to similar products, Ubuntu does without proprietary add-on programs; the default install uses only free software. Ubuntu manufacturer Canonical sends free Ubuntu installation CDs to anyone who asks for them.

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