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Ubuntu 6.06 'Dapper Drake' Released 435

BBSeXoDuS writes "Ubuntu Dapper Drake has been finally been released. Run on over to the download site while it's still hot. From the announcement: 'Ubuntu 6.06 LTS introduces functionality that simplifies common Linux server deployment processes. For system administrators setting up large numbers of web, mail and related servers, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS offers the fastest and most consistent path to deployment, combined with the availability of global commercial support where needed.' "
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Ubuntu 6.06 'Dapper Drake' Released

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  • It is... *sniffs delicately*... brown?

  • by s31523 ( 926314 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @08:49AM (#15443769)
    OK, we got the post of "almost" released, and I was waiting for the "released" post!

    Anyway, I moved to the 6.06 RC from Breezy 5.10 and it was smooth. My laptop is loving the new Network Manager and updated Xorg with Gnome 2.0. It is a very nice package. I think Ubuntu will be on the forefront of competitive alternative OS's to Windows, especially if Vista keeps slipping!
    • by dsginter ( 104154 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:25AM (#15444020)
      I think Ubuntu will be on the forefront of competitive alternative OS's to Windows, especially if Vista keeps slipping!

      From this day forth, all non-Ubuntu operating systems should be referred to as "Non-Canonical OSes".
  • by Tribbin ( 565963 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @08:51AM (#15443783) Homepage
    To convince your friends to try it, order 10 PC-edition CD's delivered at your door for free and give them away to people mildly interested.

    It's live-CD installer style. Will probably impress many. []
    • While your approach is interesting, I'd like to point out another argument:

      the logo []

      Now, the problem is that some of your friends may just want to "install" that as their new wallpaper on ... er ... their Windows desktop. Bummer.
    • Ah, the burn-the-CD yourself argument. People don't for some reason or another, trust blank CDs. I have found most people FAR more enthusiastic to try Ubuntu when they have the packaging and the nice sleeve and what not. It makes it look "respectable" and "safe", plus is has nice instructions on the case.

      Nowadays I tend to lug around a bag of Ubuntu CDs every day I go to school because *someone* will end up needing or wanting one. Need to get around to ordering some more soon.

  • by baadger ( 764884 )
    So what software versions are supported by Dapper out of the box? Theres Gnome 2.14, Xorg 7?

    Anyone know of a list?
  • Seamless Upgrade (Score:5, Informative)

    by old_skul ( 566766 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @08:52AM (#15443791) Journal
    For those of you dreading a long, drawn-out upgrade process, Ubuntu can upgrade using update-manager from many previous Debian builds. It's a seamless transition that can run in the background while you continue to work. One (count 'em) reboot is required, and you're done.

    Congrats to the Dapper team.
  • At last! (Score:2, Funny)

    by mpiktas ( 740253 )
    At last it is on Slashdot. I've been refreshing the front page all day:) And no, I am not a sad sad geek. Ok, maybe a little:)
    • Re:At last! (Score:2, Informative)

      by exit3219 ( 946049 )
      Yeah, the news is a little late. It has appeared on the first mirrors about 3 hours ago. BTW, Kubuntu is out there as well: [] (I wouldn't bother downloading it right now, since there's a huge congestion on the servers. I hope it'll be gone in a day or two.)
  • I already fill my functionality needs with RHEL and CentOS but it would be nice if this release of ubuntu could perform the same tasks (plus comercial support) and on top of that "looks good" and is easy to use. This will surely raise the bar even higher than already set by Fedora5.
  • by goofyheadedpunk ( 807517 ) <(goofyheadedpunk) (at) (> on Thursday June 01, 2006 @08:58AM (#15443836)
    As a Dapper user since before it was cool I'd like to warn everyone using Apple products, especially iBooks and other slightly more supported hardware, against upgrading just yet. A severe bug was introduced having to do with the ATI cards in laptops on May 29 that causes persistant systems freezes. (Why would you upgrade all of xorg two days before release?) The errors are unrecoverable and require a system reboot. There hasn't been much in the way of response, as everyone seems to be celebrating the release of Dapper.

    More information can be found in the forums [] and [].
  • EasyUbuntu. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Whiney Mac Fanboy ( 963289 ) * <> on Thursday June 01, 2006 @08:59AM (#15443837) Homepage Journal
    After installing dapper, I highly reccommend grabbing easyubuntu [] - it's a little package to get mp3s, wmvs, flash, java, crappy non-free nvidia/ati drivers etc all automagically installed.

    Takes one of the niggles out of ubuntu.
  • Release notes (Score:3, Informative)

    by soboroff ( 91667 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:00AM (#15443849)
    More useful information for geeks... although the support is indeed the real news. []
  • by eddy ( 18759 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:02AM (#15443861) Homepage Journal
    Upgraded from latest Breezy to Dapper earlier today. Only had to download 594MB of archives, and it took 95 minutes in total (download+unpacking/configuring).
  • by MichaelSmith ( 789609 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:02AM (#15443863) Homepage Journal
    TFA: Run on over to the download site while it's still hot.

    Thanks but I plan to let the servers cool down for a few days before I hit them.

  • by kkiller ( 945601 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:02AM (#15443865)
    Having used Dapper for the last few months as a desktop user, I can say its a pretty neat system, but carries a few flaws. It boots far quicker than Breezy, seems to close down faster as well, has a smartend orange look (albeit resembling Vista a little but dumping that uniform Brown look for good), while the new shutdown dialog is quite cool. It remains the free easy-to-use distro of choice, at least for me.

    So what sucks? SAMBA's graphical configuration is still useless for setting up Linux-Windows shares. The new Gnome Screensaver actually seems a retrograde step, losing RSS, per-screensaver settings and several popular XScreensaver hacks - supposedly in the name of ease-of-use. I can imagine users will fall over themselves with hacks to get XScreensaver working again.
  • torrents (Score:5, Informative)

    by glarvat ( 753298 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:08AM (#15443904)
    Here are the links to the torrents from one of mirrors:

    Alternate (amd64) []

    Alternate (i386) []

    Alternate (powerpc) []

    Desktop (amd64) []

    Desktop (i386) []

    Desktop (powerpc) []

    Server (amd64) []

    Server (i386) []

    Server (powerpc) []

  • BitTorrent Links (Score:4, Informative)

    by solferino ( 100959 ) < minus painter> on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:11AM (#15443923) Homepage

    i386 []

    amd64 []

    powerpc []

    p.s. you're getting the Dekstop version here. Described thus on the download page:

    The desktop CD allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. This type of CD is what most people will want to use. You will need at least 192MB of RAM to install from this CD.
  • It's no more brown ! It's orange ! There is even a Dapper Car [] ! Of course, this was before! If you look closely, you will see that the car has 4 wheels. This is not true anymore as we are now all using flying cars [].

    BTW, there's even Ubuntu in Belgium [] now...

  • This would surely help in these early days, when everything you need can be downloaded at one time, via bittorrent.
  • Congrats to Ubuntu and all the ubuntu-folk, however the only thing that's going to REALLY put a dent in windows is being AHEAD of the game, and that would mean XGL and compiz long before Vista comes out. And no txt file hacking in the terminal, either...... Just drag and drop or install automagically.

    When is Linux going to be AHEAD of the other OSes? All my average-joe friends would switch now if XGL and compiz came pre-installed!

  • Will my wireless G with WPA-PSK work on the liveCD? I've got a Dell 600m....I hate having to go upstairs and hook into the wired internet to be able to do anything.
    • by charnov ( 183495 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:48AM (#15444223) Homepage Journal
      I have a laptop with a Broadcom 4306 and my AP is set for WPA-PSK (TKIP) and it works great with the new Network Manager (there were a couple of very minor gotchas that resolutions to are in the forums). The cool thing is that it now does WPA personal, enterprise (PEAP, LEAP, etc.), and WPA2, so it is ahead of Windows on this one.

      You might want to verify your card is supported (there is also ndiswrapper to use windows drivers but it is a lot more hands-on) before installing, however. Hey, if they can do Broadcom's, they should be able to figure out anything.
      • That is one nice thing about many unix interfaces, a consistent interface for setting up a class of hardware. None of this cute cuddly randomly generated interface that windows has, with a new set of utilities for every single different mfg.

        It may not always be supported in linux/freebsd but once it is, it will work in a manner consistent to the system.
  • Do you still have to run the automatix script in order to getr all the media codecs, etc?
  • by mslinux ( 570958 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:40AM (#15444134)
    Red Hat drops their free version of Red Hat Linux. They had mind-share. They owned the grass roots Linux movement. They created a huge void.

    Debian is plugging along quietly producing a great, but somewhat difficult to use (for newbies and non-unix geeks) distro. Ubuntu comes along, works closely with the Debian project to produce a polished version. Now, we're back to the good old days of Linux :)

    Red Hat *really* screwed-up, but I'm glad that Debian and Ubuntu have filled the void as they'll never pull a stunt like RH did.
    • Red Hat drops their free version of Red Hat Linux.

      Not quite. Actually, they renamed it "Fedora". But that's too much for some to understand ...

  • by Azar ( 56604 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:47AM (#15444206) Homepage
    Well, I switched to Dapper Drake from Breezy Badger on April 14th. Breezy Badger had run flawless the entire time since it was released up until April 6th.. I then recieved an i915 irq wait error where X would crash and wouldn't come back up without a reboot. This would repeat itself every couple of days, and all the information I could find on it said that it was fixed in the kernel in January of 2005 by the Ubuntu devs. With no explanation of what caused the issue and with it already having been "resolved" 16 months before by the same team who produced my distro, I decided to switch to the (then) alpha of Dapper Drake. I haven't had the problem since.

    This release is the most polished and the nicest version "out of the box" that the Ubuntu team has ever released. It's a fantastic distro and one that has worked amazingly well since the alpha versions with one major glaring exception. The printing subsystem is a giant leap backwards . Cups 1.2 seems to be a large part of the problem, with the Ubuntu/Gnome print manager as the the other part. I've lost my ability to print in duplex mode which worked in Warty, Hoary, and Breezy. Print jobs now print one page at a time (rather than one continuous feed), like it's sending a 30MB per page document to the printer. Some printers don't work at all anymore. We have a Cannon ImageRunner at work that you could identify as a "LaserJet 6". I've tried every which way to get that think to work (including trying different printer models and/or drivers) and print jobs will just spool indefinitely. Right click on a printer and go to properties and it takes 7-8 seconds with 100% CPU utilization before it opens (1-2 seconds with normal load under Breezy). I don't see how this made it out the door with the printing subsystem in this state.

    Hopefully for others sakes, I'm just surrounded by the 4 or 5 models of HP and Cannon printers that suck with this version of Ubuntu and it's not a widespread issue. It's a huge disappointment and one that I hope they can fix in the coming months. Since this is my work machine, I was very excited about the 3 years of support on the desktop and I wanted to stick with this version of Linux for quite some time. Without a fix to these printing issues, it's going to be painful.
    • You're the same guy who posts "Why no love for Rogues" on the WoW forums and launches into a screed about how horribly broken and unbalanced WoW is, aren't you? Something like:

      WoW is the most polished and the nicest version "out of the box" that any MMORPG team has ever released. It's a fantastic game and one that has worked amazingly well since the alpha versions with one major glaring exception. The rebalance for Rogues is a giant leap backwards. Equipment seems to be a large part of the problem, with t

  • Arrr.... (Score:2, Funny)

    by Mathiasdm ( 803983 )
    I was going to get the torrent, but the Pirate Bay is down!
  • by suv4x4 ( 956391 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @10:29AM (#15444626)
    I've at least a dozen of original Ubuntu 5.04 CD-s over I've been giving to friends, family and so on.

    I was pretty excited since this is the first Linux distro that I could just boot and it gives me internet connectivity, nice true color desktop, firefox, irc and so on and so on right out of the box, without me touching anything.

    It was relatively intuitive to use too.

    Now however I downloaded the 6.06 ISO and it won't even run here anymore. It just run it, it shows the cursor and get stuck there forever.

    I hope the next releases work better :(

    (my system btw: Celeron 3GHz, 1GB RAM, Audigy 2, GeForce 4MX)
    • Seems that you are running LiveCD install disk. In this case, use alternative version with old-skul text installer and then propapbly all will be fine.
      • Seems that you are running LiveCD install disk. In this case, use alternative version with old-skul text installer and then propapbly all will be fine.

        Thanks I'll try. Thing is it locks up after it boots to desktop (wallpaper shows, cursor shows, moves) and freezes there, not at the setup screen.
  • Ubuntu Logo (Score:5, Insightful)

    by kuyaedz ( 921036 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @10:41AM (#15444768)
    What? Ubuntu isn't mature enough to use its official logo on slashdot? We have to use Debian instead? (disclaimer: this is in no way negative toward Debian. Debian is great, fine, etc, etc.) Someone get the logo updated.

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