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Lets go back in time and see how Ubuntu evolved over the years to become what it is now - a totally awesome, user-friendly and fast changing Linux based distro for 'human beings'.
A new version of Ubuntu is released every 6 months like clockwork, and as of Oct 2015, a grand total of 23 stable releases has been delivered. Ubuntu 4.10 codenamed "Warty Warthog" marked the beginning of a new kid in the block, the first and foremost release of Ubuntu by Canonical foundation.
It was the ninth Ubuntu release and it was also one of my favorite releases.
This release introduced useful Ubuntu Live USB creator application.
Ubuntu 5.04 was so ahead of its time that it even introduced support for installation from USB devices.
Ubuntu 5.10 codenamed "Breezy Badger" was released on 12 October 2005, the third stable release of Ubuntu by Canonical.
Shipit was one of those key USPs that made Ubuntu a very popular choice among youngsters in those early days.
I think I still have several lying around near my old PC. Ubuntu 5.04 codenamed "Hoary Hedgehog" was released on 8 April 2005.
Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" was released on 23 April 2009.
This seventh release of Ubuntu also marked the introduction of full NTFS support.
Ubuntu 8.04 codenamed "Hardy Heron" was released on 24 April 2008. In my opinion, this release had one of the best designed Ubuntu wallpaper as default.
Each release also has a specific code name which are made using an adjective and an animal with the same first letter (e.g. We will do a brief overview of each one of them below. This new Linux distro was based on Debian and aimed at giving new users a trouble free experience of Linux.
This release also crucially brought the Ubuntu shipit feature where by users could get Ubuntu installation CD's mailed to their homes for free through a simple signup.
From this second release onwards, massive changes started to trickle in.