Happy 7th Birthday Ubuntu

It was 7 years ago today –  Oct 20 (2004) – when the first ever Ubuntu was released into the wild. Dubbed as “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.

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I remember those red CDs that came in the mail. Back then one can get copies of an Ubuntu shipped to you for free.

Look at all that brown! The first few themes of Ubuntu was brown-ish before it finally went to orange and then aubergine. I am glad Ubuntu decided to shift to orange and aubergine. While brown is an okay color, the orange-aubergine combo is way better.

Honestly I have not been an Ubuntu user for that long. During that time I was still using Suse. Migrated to Mandriva around 2008, had a stint with Kubuntu 9.xx for a few months, before finally jumping aboard Lucid Lynx by 2010.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UBUNTU! May you have more birthdays to come and a full parade of wacky animal mascots to add every year.

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