Seven Years Old

Seven years ago Ubuntu 4.10, the Warty Warthog, was released. It was the very first Ubuntu release.

I remember when it came out, feeling like this was the right step forward for Linux and Free Software. While the technology looked awesome (removable USB with automatic mounting, woo!), and it was built on the rock that is Debian, the community-orientated nature of Ubuntu right out the gate filled in the complete picture for me.

Since then I believe Ubuntu has become a defining technology, and we have only just begun. Here’s to the next seven years!

Happy birthday, Ubuntu, thanks to Mark Shuttleworth for investing so heavily Free Software, and to Mark and the original Ubuntu team for creating a release that inspired so many of us to develop such a passion to join the Ubuntu journey!

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  • http://www.benjaminkerensa.com Benjamin Kerensa

    Here is to Mark!

  • http://www.facebook.com/richchng Richard Chng

    Happy birthday, Ubuntu! ^_^

  • http://twitter.com/alourie Alex Lourie

    Happy birthday, Ubuntu :-)

  • Thetrue

    change your pic, please. Thanks a lot.

  • http://gkn.me.uk/ Greg K Nicholson

    Hear, hear! Thanks, Mark!

  • Aras Balali Moghaddam

    Happy birthday Ubuntu! You have a very bright future ahead :)

  • http://www.labellock.com/tamper-proof-security-sealing-tape.php Dr Adrian Steele

    Congratulations to the community, as a passionate user of Ubuntu.  I just hope that the community will listen to those who want an alternative to Unity built in to future ditros, as without it I fear that future growth and adoption will be limited.