Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 LTS Released June 1, 2006Posted 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.
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.