Monthly Archives: October 2006

Retiring Hoary: Ubuntu 5.04 reaches end-of-life for security support

Last week Canonical announced the official date for Hoary Hedgehog’s retirement: October 31st 2006. Ubuntu 5.04, as Hoary is officially known, was released more than 18 months ago on April 8th 2005 and was the highly successful upgrade to the first ever Ubuntu release Warty Warthog (4.10). On October 31st, after 18 months of hard […]

Living on the lighter Edge: Announcing Xubuntu 6.10

The Xubuntu community is happy to announce the release of Xubuntu 6.10, codenamed “Edgy Eft”. Xubuntu is lighter on system requirements than its better known cousins Ubuntu and Kubuntu since it uses the Xfce Desktop environment, which makes it ideal for old or low-end machines, thin-client networks, or for those who would like to get […]

Phosphorus Pumpkin Released! Happy Halloween.

It's the day before November and all already the house, there wasn't a sound, not even a mouse. About the front, astride the door, a pair of surprises stood, waiting to pounce: Surprise! Over at the Ubuntu Forums the ever mysterious “s_h_a_d_o_w_s” has uploaded some excellent pictures of carved Kubuntu and Ubuntu pumpkins prepared for […]

Edging into the Classroom: Edubuntu 6.10 released today!

Richard Weideman along with lead developer Oliver Grawert and the Edubuntu and Linux Terminal Server teams have announced the release of Edubuntu 6.10, code-named the Edgy Eft. Edubuntu out now! Edubuntu combines the power of the Ubuntu core system with the best software for the job from the GNOME and KDE worlds. For efficient, affordable […]

Weekly News #19: All about releases

Ubuntu Weekly News #19 is out, covering the extremely busy week of October 15th-21st. The week has been packed, continuing use 6.06LTS, building up to the final gold disk for 6.10 and even the announcement of the naming for 7.04 due out next year! In this issue there’s coverage of: The Ubuntu 6.10 release candidate […]