October 20, 2016, is Ubuntu’s birthday! Its 12th anniversary since the release of the first Ubuntu version, namely Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog), which was originally announced by Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth on the 20th of October 2004.
12 years later and with 25 releases later, Ubuntu is currently one of the most used Linux-based operating systems in the world on desktops, servers, and cloud. The latest release, Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was announced only a week ago, on October 13, 2016, and it ships with dozens of up-to-date GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software applications.
On this occasion, we’d to wish a happy birthday to Ubuntu and congratulate the Ubuntu Desktop team over at Canonical for building a solid operating system that is free for use. I invite you to share your experience with Ubuntu (bad or good) in the comments section below. Happy 12th anniversary, Ubuntu!
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht