Ubuntu Linux Distro Logo Wallpaper 1680x1050 jpg format
Ubuntu has its roots in the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. It was initially planned as a simple fork from the main distribution.
Debian tends to be more conservative in how often it releases new versions. The new fork was set to be a snapshot released every six months. It was originally released under the name "no-name-yet.com." This domain now redirects to the main Ubuntu website.
The six month release schedule held, but the simple snapshot idea did not. Unlike other Debian-based forks (e.g., Xandros, Linspire, and Libranet), the new version remains freely available and uses predominantly free software (some of the hardware drivers are proprietary).
It has, however, grown beyond its Debian roots and become a distribution in its own right. Whereas one used to be able to mix and match software from the two, now one must be more careful about compatibility.
No-name-yet.com eventually became Ubuntu, and the first publically released version (4.10) was released in October of 2004. It quickly became very popular among Linux users for its ease of use and advanced hardware support. It remains the most popular version of Linux at Distrowatch.
Development of the distribution is currently funded by Canonical Ltd, a company owned and run by Mark Shuttleworth. In July of 2005, Canonical created the Ubuntu Foundation with an initial endowment of $10 million (USD). The purpose of the foundation is to support development and to keep the operating system free of charge should anything happen to Shuttleworth or the parent company, Canonical.
Here is a completely re-done and revamped version of my original and most popular deviation: ONE PLANET_ [link] . I did this because the original version was done when I still had my PC and after it crashed I lost the original PSD version. I honestly have more countries in this than ever before and it took much longer to try and fit it all in. I am really sorry if I missed your country; it seems I've made a few human errors. If there are countries not on here, they were not left out purposely; and I am truly really sorry if I offended anyone.
I tried to go along the same color scheme as the original and fixed everything that got criticisms in the past. So now you can enjoy this in all its beauty in high resolution. If you download it, you will get a beautiful 4060x2536 view of it and be able to see every country (even the smallest ones).
Sorry, I have to close downloads - it's a shame it has to come to this but people are stealing it! Thank-you to everyone for the continued support!
ALSO: Thanks to ^archanN for the feature here(Oct. 8, 2008): [link]
ALSO ALSO: Today(Oct. 10, 2008) I was given a link to a youtube video where this was featured [link] ... I gave permission for it to be used for the intro to a segment in an Australian Television show.
ONE LAST THING: If I end up getting an alarming amount of comments/favorites (like has happened in the past) I'm sorry if I don't get back to you, because there is just too much to respond to! But if you want to get in touch use the note system or reach me at my email at firstname.lastname@example.org !!