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When did Ubuntu evovle?

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I want to know when did Ubuntu first time came into existence and who made it possible?

posted Oct 10, 2013 by Salil Agrawal

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First release, October 2004, "Warty Warthog".

Before that, there was a mailing list on (IIRC) and rumours of some dotcom millionaire hiring Debian developers and then getting them to... well, work on Debian.

Its officially-unacknowledged inspiration was Bruce Perens' UserLinux project. Google him & that for more info.

answer Oct 10, 2013 by Kumar Mitrasen
Debian itself was a much deeper inspiration, really, along with the release management practices of GNOME and a number of the revision control ideas that were floating around in the Arch project, and I
expect Mark's previous commercial experience as well. I can't speak for Mark, but for those of us who were brought in early from Debian - at least a plurality of the early hires - I think I can safely generalise that our main motivation was that we'd been working on Debian for a while and shared various frustrations with the way the project operated at the time, along with a great excitement at the chance to bring it to a much wider audience.

Personally, if I had to pick a Debian-based distribution to cite as an inspiration, I'd have gone for Progeny. They produced a bunch of interesting technology and funded a lot of work on important parts of Debian while they were active, things that now seem just part of the infrastructure we expect to be there. Their mention in comes to mind, for example, along with an awful lot of work on X, and I'm sure a great deal else. Looking back I see quite a few similarities with Ubuntu.
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answer Oct 10, 2013 by Ahmed Patel
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