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Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 LTS Released June 1, 2006

Posted by Carthik in ubuntu.

The exciting and much awaited Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 LTS release is here.

Read the release notes for information regarding what is new, hardware requirements etc.

Do everyone a favor, and use a torrent to download the cd or dvd images. This page listing all the Ubuntu torrents should be helpful. Choose and use the “6.06” torrents and not the Dapper torrents, since that is the final version.

The -alternate- cds are the old style install cds that can only be used for installation. The -desktop- cds are cds that are live cds, with the live cd installer. Read the cd image renaming announcement if this is not clear enough. The -dvd- images are 2 gigs in size, so besides the two cds mentioned above, there might be a little bit of extra packages on it. If you have a dvd writer, and have a bad internet connection at home/work then I guess the DVD image makes more sense.

What makes Dapper so cool is that it is stable, inclusive of different languages/hardware/requirements, and that is stable 🙂 The extra six weeks did see a lot of bugs getting fixed, so this has to be the best Ubuntu release to date. You can recommend it to friends, family and linux experts with confidence.

Read the Known Issues before you start your install/upgrade so you are prepared. Refer to the Burning ISOs to CDs guide if you have trouble with burning the .iso files that you get after downloading.

As usual, there are “server” install cds too, useful for installation on servers. The PowerPC and AMD64 architectures are supported, as before. The SPARC (SUN) cds are not out yet, they will be once the certification process is complete.

Writing this post took a long time, and it would all be worth it if only I had a local Dapper Release Party I could attend. Maybe I should focus my energies more on creating a web of Ubuntu users locally so that by the time Edgy Eft is released, I can have a party to go to to have fun.


1. Gavin - June 1, 2006

Are you serious about that Edgy Eft name ?

2. ubuntonista - June 1, 2006

I’m afraid so – you can read the announcement here:

3. krampo - June 2, 2006

hmm… what’s wrong with Edgy Eft name?

4. Ivan Sagalaev - June 2, 2006

Could you please help in getting this renaming? :-).

The announcement you linked says that -desktop- is indeed the live CD but it can (and should) be used for installation. And -alternate- is intended for “special cases” like RAID.

I never needed this “live” thingie because I just want to install Ubuntu. But i don’t mind if this CD is as well installable. But those new -desktop- CDs look like some cut-down version. So what should I download? I’m on dialup so downloading “wrong” 700 MB is a big deal really…

P.S. It looks that the person who’s made this renaming decision in order to make it “clearer” never asked anyone non-geeky about it.

5. Doooh_head - June 2, 2006

Way to go! Your previous post on how to upgrade to Dapper and its release came at the most appropriate time for me. I had a hardware failure and was in the process of re-installing Breezey-Badger. I came to your site for a link to one of the Ubuntu links you have on it and read that Dapper was released and how to upgrade. So, not only do I have a new install of Ubuntu, but I have the latest. Thanks again!

6. justinf - June 2, 2006

with nearly EVERY distro i’ve tried , my laptops internal Intel wireless card (ipw2200) didnt work out of the box. invariably i had to use drivers or ndiswrapper to get it to work. earlier versions of Ubuntu had the same problem.

my jaw dropped when i booted up the laptop with the new Dapper CD – wireless detected and working. wow!

this really is the best Ubuntu release so far.

7. Marc - June 2, 2006

I upgraded to Ubuntu 6 (“Dapper Drake”) from Ubuntu 5 (“Breezy Badger”, which I was already pleased with) and was pleasantly surprised to find that my system is much more responsive than with Breezy. Firefox seems especially snappier. I really like the new GNOME deskbar applet too.

8. stabani - June 4, 2006

@marc: noticed the same. actually, breezy was giving me some problems in the end but the new version is a WHOLE lot better.

9. tabrez - June 6, 2006

Ubuntu/Kubuntu doesn’t detect the NVidia GeForce graphics card well. I had to boot in recovery mode, reconfigure X server and select the graphic card explicitly. More details here.

10. Jonas from Blography - June 6, 2006

Dapper is my first ever linux install (if you don’t count the 2 days I played with PuppyLinux on my sushi-shaped USB stick a while back), being a long time Windows guy.

Since downloading a few days ago, I’ve gone from “no clue” to:

– getting my logitech BlueTooth mouse working
– permanently mounting my two NTFS drives
– getting my network working by reconfiguring some stuff (there was a problem with Tulip, had to blacklist it)
– installing Opera and loads of other stuff
– getting all my mp3s and moviese to play
– setting up my MSN account to run in Gaim
– installing and running XGL/Compiz permanently (and without any problems)

… and loads of other stuff too =) Ubuntu is an awesome system, and is a lot more n00b-friendly than I had thought possible. If it wasn’t for all the software I need (3DsMax, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, SolidWorx) that doesn’t run fast enough through Wine, I’d switch permanently. As it is, Ubuntu dual-boots with WinXP, running from an old discarded 10Gb Xbox HDD I had lying around. Take that, Microsoft! ^^

11. Brent - June 8, 2006

I’m really diggin’ Dapper, as I finally have installed. I decided to do a clean install. I was wanting to for the longest time anyway, but I figured I might as well wait for Dapper.

So far I like it a lot. I am still discovering the improvements. One of the most noticeable things I see is the new UI. I’m really liking it a lot. I wasn’t sure if I would like the human orange, but I do.

What in the heck is an Eft? Glad you asked!

An eft is:

An immature newt, especially the reddish-orange terrestrial form of a North American species, Notophthalmus viridescens.

[source: answers.com]

I’m glad you like it too, Jonas. Most who try it do. Everyone that I have introduced it to, love it.

12. max2004mmm - June 9, 2006

Jonas, or anyone,

How do you, or did you, get your bluetooth mouse to work? I have a Targus bluetooth mini-mouse. It works for a very brief moment when my Ubuntu machines boots up, right before loading the login screen. After that, it doesn’t work any more.

13. shays - June 12, 2006

when can we expect the SPARC CD’s to be released?

14. Borniet - June 27, 2006

Thanks for this info, I just upgraded to Kubuntu 6.06, and like it very much, although I seem to have one problem: my xorg takes up over 1.7 Gb of ram after a few hours of working..

15. Lothar - June 27, 2006

I have a Targus bluetooth mini-mouse, too. and I experience the same problems.

16. Lawrence Thorne - July 16, 2006

Has anyone else had problems setting up software RAID with Ubuntu? I am installing on several SUN Sparc boxes, but the 220R’s are what I am working on now.

WHen I get to the Partitioner (Using Server install CD) I create the Linux RAID Partition, but there is no TYPE (ext3, xfs, etc) for LINUX RAID to choose from.

Am I missing something like my SUN 220R is already RAID (pair of SCSI RAID hot swaps that synch’d automatically under Gentoo Linux install).

Thanks for taking the time to read the post, and if its that obvious I’m new to installing Linux on SUN SParc myself, then feel free to make fun! LOL

Thanks in advance

17. Gonzalo - July 17, 2006

I’m having the very same problem !!.
Do anybody know how to solve the problem?

Thank you, very much

18. porno sikiş - September 27, 2010

hmm… what’s wrong with Edgy Eft name?

19. sex sikiş - September 28, 2010

I upgraded to Ubuntu 6 (“Dapper Drake”) from Ubuntu 5 (“Breezy Badger”, which I was already pleased with) and was pleasantly surprised to find that my system is much more responsive than with Breezy. Firefox seems especially snappier. I really like the new GNOME deskbar applet too.

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