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Introduction

The Ubuntu distribution is based on Debian.

Read about Ubuntu on the wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Linux

News

2005-04-08

Hoary Hedgehog released: http://www.ubuntulinux.org/504Released

2005-04-04

Ubuntu is the number one Open Source distribution, see: http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=current#1

Software

Get your own CD's from Ubuntu: http://shipit.ubuntulinux.org/

The local campus ftp server has CD's, go to: ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/iso-images

Try the unofficial CD's on: ftp://ftp.ee.sun.ac.za/UBUNTU/iso

Help

Ubuntu has help forums for almost any topic, see: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/

Read the unofficial online Ubuntu guide: http://www.ubuntuguide.org/
or go to here: ftp://ftp.ee.sun.ac.za/UBUNTU/docs/ubuntu4.10/index.html

For more information about Linux/Open Source on campus go to: http://www.sulug.sun.ac.za

Installation on Campus

Use the install CD and then enable system/software updates with the "synaptic" package manager program.

Ubuntu Repositories/Sources on Campus

#Ubuntu sources

## Warty ##

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com warty main restricted universe multiverse

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com warty-updates main restricted universe multiverse

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com warty-security main restricted universe multiverse

## Hoary ##

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com hoary main restricted universe multiverse

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com hoary-updates main restricted universe multiverse

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com hoary-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Sinetkey to open your varsity firewall key. "man sinetkey" after install.

deb http://www.cs.sun.ac.za/~iburger/debian woody contrib