Release information for Ubuntu 4.10 The Warty Warthog Release

Subject: Announcing Ubuntu 4.10 "The Warty Warthog Release"

=== Announcing Ubuntu 4.10 "The Warty Warthog Release" ===

The warm-hearted Warthogs of the Warty Team are proud to present the very first release of Ubuntu!

Ubuntu is a new Linux distribution that brings together the extraordinary breadth of Debian with a fast and easy install, regular releases (every six months), a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of security and technical support for every release.

You get a distribution that is:

* absolutely committed to free software, every end-user application on the CD is free software

* 100% free of charge, and the Ubuntu team is committed to keeping Ubuntu free of charge

* security updates for the distribution at no charge for 18 months for any release

* updated to the latest desktop and kernel and infrastructure every six months with a new release

* supports x86, amd64 and ppc processors, with additional ports under way

If you''ve heard all about Ubuntu and just want to get the install CD or test the Release Candidate Live CD, you can download it here immediately:

If you want a shrinkwrapped CD we will gladly ship it to you at no cost. To receive a complimentary copy of the Warty Warthog CD -- or a handful to give to your friends, your school or LUG, register online at:

For more information, you can turn to any of the following resources:

Ubuntu Website:

The website contains some basic background on Ubuntu, an overview of the project, information on how to get it, and some documentation for the software.

Ubuntu Wiki:

The wiki is a shared web space used by the Ubuntu community to develop new ideas for Ubuntu. Anybody is welcome to edit and add to the wiki.

Ubuntu IRC Channel: #ubuntu and on

The Ubuntu IRC channel is your best place to start for help and discussion about Ubuntu and the Warty Warthog release. We aim to keep the signal-to-noise ratio as high as possible on that channel, and on all community forums.

Ubuntu Mailing Lists:

Ubuntu mailing lists are the heart of our community. In addition to the announcement list, and lists for users and developers of Ubuntu, there are now Ubuntu mailing lists in German, French, Spanish as well as lists devoted to Ubuntu security, news, translators, and the inevitable lighthearted chitchat list ("the Sounder"). To get more information or subscribe, visit:

Warty Warthog Features

* Simple and fast Installation

Ubuntu comes on one single CD, with thousands of extra packages available online. The install is optimised for speed and simplicity. Ubuntu has excellent support for laptops (both x86 based and Powerbook / iBook PPC based), and can also be setup in a minimalist server configuration.

* GNOME 2.8

Ubuntu was the first distribution to ship Gnome 2.8, on the day of the 2.8 release. Ubuntu is a great way to try out Gnome 2.8 if you have not already experienced its speed and simplicity.

* Firefox 0.9 (with security patches)

* First class productivity software

Evolution 2.0 and 1.1.2

* XFree86 4.3 with improved hardware support

We also worked hard to detect as much hardware as possible, simplifying the X install considerably.

Warty can be installed in a minimalist mode for servers, or in full desktop mode. It works well on laptops and desktops. Warty is secure by design - a key goal was to ensure that Warty was as safe from attack over the internet as possible after a default install.

Thanks to the team of professional and volunteer maintainers who have worked so hard to bring the Warthog to life, and also to our rapidly growing community, who have provided excellent testing and ideas for the future of Ubuntu!

"Ubuntu" is an ancient African word for "humanity towards others", and we think it''s a perfect name for an open source community project. In that spirit we invite you to join, to contribute and to share Ubuntu with your own community. Our next release, the Hoary Hedgehog, is due in six months time. You can help to shape it by joining the team and contributing your own expertise. See you at #ubuntu on