The latest and greatest release of Ubuntu (named ‘Dapper Drake’) was released this morning. Ubuntu is a flavor of Linux and I’ve been running it for a while on one of the computers in my house.

Ubuntu is an African word that means ‘humanity to others’ according to the site, but it is really a sort of ethic. Desmond Tutu in an attempt to define ubuntu said this:

A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.

Ubuntu as a Linux project was started up by Mark Shuttleworth and has been rock solid for me and probably the easiest Linux install I have ever done.