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Ubuntu (pronounced /uːˈbuːntuː/), is a computer operating system developed by the Ubuntu Foundation and published by Canonical Ltd, first released October 20, 2004. Named after the Southern African ethical ideology Ubuntu ("humanity towards others"), it is based on the Debian Linux distribution and is distributed as free and open source software, licensed under the GNU GPL. It's current release version is 10.10. Ubuntu provides an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease of installation. Ubuntu has been selected by readers of as the most popular Linux distribution for the desktop, claiming approximately 30% of Linux desktop installations in both 2006 and 2007. Web statistics from late 2009 suggest that Ubuntu's share is between 40 and 50%.

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    SMW gone poof

    November 17, 2010 by Ose

    Just fyi Wikia managed to break SMW somehow, so some functionality (like portals) won't work (until it's fixed). We can still create new pages and make some decisions though.

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    Article comments

    January 29, 2010 by Ose

    Just fyi we're testing a new feature on Wikia; article comments. These are essentially like the ones on blogs, but for articles. The idea is that people can post short reviews/opinions/recommendations for others.

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    January 22, 2010 by Ose

    I think our first goal for this wiki should be getting to 200 articles so that we can request a spotlight. If anyone has any clever ideas for how to get there faster, or another way to increase activity, please share them here. I placed a progress b…

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