Commercial marketing for Ubuntu Linux begins

The first sign of the commercialization of the Ubuntu version of Linux has appeared. Literally.

A billboard on Highway 101 north of Silicon Valley in California declares, "Ubuntu: Linux for servers and human beings," an expansion of the standard "Linux for human beings" tagline. The extra words reflect the growing ambitions for the software to be more than just a widely used desktop software product.

A South African company, Canonical, sponsors Ubuntu, and the most recent version 6.06, called Dapper Drake, now comes with long-term support that the company sells.

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