Ubuntu Interview Questions and Answers

Ubuntu is a free open source operating system for computers. It is a Linux distribution based on the Debian architecture. It is usually run on personal computers, and is also popular on network servers, usually running the Ubuntu Server variant, with enterprise-class features. Ubuntu runs on the most popular architectures, including Intel, AMD, and ARM-based machines. Ubuntu is also available for tablets and smartphones, with the Ubuntu Touch edition. Ubuntu is published by Canonical Ltd, who offer commercial support. It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of Ubuntu (literally, ‘human-ness’), which Canonical Ltd.

Ubuntu will always be free of charge, and there is no extra fee for the “enterprise edition”. Ubuntu includes the very best in translations and accessibility infrastructure that the Free Software community has to offer, to make Ubuntu usable by as many people as possible. Ubuntu is shipped in stable and regular release cycles; a new release will be shipped every six months. You can use the current stable release or the current development release. A release will be supported for 18 months. Ubuntu is entirely committed to the principles of open source software development; Ubuntu is encouraged people to use open source software, improve it and pass it on.

Ubuntu is suitable for both desktop and server use. The current Ubuntu release supports Intel x86 (IBM-compatible PC), AMD64 (x86-64), ARMv7, ARMv8 (ARM64), IBM POWER8, IBM zSeri (zEC12/zEC13), and PowerPC architectures. Ubuntu releases updated versions predictably every six months, and each release receives free support for nine months (eighteen months prior to 13.04) with security fixes, high-impact bug fixes and conservative, substantially beneficial low-risk bug fixes. The first release was in October 2004.Now Ubuntu 17.10.1 Artful Aardvark / 12 January 2018.  Next Ubuntu 18.04 LTSBionic Beaver/2018-04-26 (Wikipedia)

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