While Debian has been around for over a decade, Gentoo for five
years, and Mandriva/Mandrake for nearly nine years, in less than three
years of existence Ubuntu has received the most attention and generated
the greatest amount of publicity in the Linux limelight. Why is that? In
this article we will be taking a look back at all of the Ubuntu releases
to date and exploring how this Linux distribution has evolved so quickly
over its short lifespan.