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Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 LTS reaches end of life.

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http://sglnx.com – Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support) is considered the first linux distribution that offered support committed by its makers at Canonical for up to 3 years! Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Desktop However, as the LTS is only for up to 3 years for its desktop version, the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS will reach its end of life today, 14th July 2009. The release 6.06 aka Dapper Drake was one of the most popular linux distribution in its time. Packaged in a Live CD for try outs and installations, Dapper Drake made it easy for users to try out linux. Though many linux distributions already had their Live CDs, Dapper Drake upped a notch by providing free CD delivery to anyone whom requests for it at its website. It was a brave move on Ubuntu’s side, to provide free shipping and free CDs. It was groundbreaking as there weren’t any distributions that were able to provide such services at their own costs. On top of that, Canonical’s committment for long term support also had many praises from system administrators whom feel more comfortable using it knowing there will be support for at least up to 3 years. The two notable factors above made the Ubuntu’s Dapper Drake extremely popular and ever since, Ubuntu also committed to a new release every 6 months (Non-LTS) and in 2008, the 8.04 LTS was released. All of the updates and new LTS releases and yet Ubuntu was still true to its promise of LTS, never forgetting its users on 6.06 LTS, providing constant support. SGLNX believes the Ubuntu popularity rose with its 6.06 LTS release, with some credits also to its catchy version releases codenames (Dapper Drake,  Edgy Eft, Feisty Fawn, Gutsy Gibbon etc). That and of course Mark Shuttleworth’s visit to space! All current users of 6.06 LTS are advised to migrate to 8.04 LTS. Ubuntu’s latest release as of July 2009 is 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. Here at SGLNX, we still keep a copy of the shipped 6.06 LTS Ubuntu, Kubuntu and several complimentary 6.06LTS CDs given free in various magazines back in the summer of 2006. Hopefully someday, it’d be worth something for being in a big part of Linux history! Source : Linux Compatible (General)